The Indiana volleyball team plays all of its home matches at the University Gym. IU has played full-time at the arena since the 1996 season. Prior to 1996, the Hoosiers played some of their matches at Assembly Hall. Since moving into University Gym, Indiana has compiled a 109-89 record at home.
In addition to practices, the Volleyball team hosts its home matches on a new, state-of-the-art hardwood floor. The floor was installed during the summer of 2006.
The facility is located near the intersection of 10th Street and Ind. 45/46 Bypass (the NE corner), and can be accessed from either the South or West parking lots.
Opened in 1963, the gym originally was part of the Indiana University Laboratory School for the School of Education, hence the name used by many in the Bloomington community -- the U-School Gym. When the local school corporation moved its middle school in 1985, Indiana University Athletics assumed operations of the athletics complex while the rest of the former laboratory school complex has been remodeled into valuable office and research space for various University departments and agencies.
University Gymnasium, also known as Intercollegiate Athletics Gym, has received several improvements. During Summer 1996, IU Athletics remodeled the northern locker room into the volleyball home area. In the summer of 1999, additional improvements accommodated the addition of the women's rowing team as a varsity sport.
Indiana's nationally recognized Athletic Training curriculum in HPER also has a major presence in University Gymnasium with a 10-room classroom/training room complex, which formerly was the University School boys' locker room complex.
Additionally, IU Athletics added two new scoreboards in 2001, while the competition area received a new HVAC air system and 2,000 new bleacher seats on all four sides in 2003.
University Gymnasium is located east of campus at the former University School Complex on the northeast corner of the Ind. 45/46 Bypass and 10th Street intersection (See the Interactive Campus Map).