The commitment to excellence at Indiana University is obvious when observing the state-of-the-art facilities that the Hoosiers train and compete in throughout the season.
Dedicated April 12, 1996, the John Mellencamp Pavilion first opened its doors for the 1996-97 athletic year and is named for singer/songwriter John Mellencamp, who provided the lead gift for the $6 million project. A resident of Bloomington, he has long been a fan of the Indiana University athletic program. Several members of the Mellencamp family are graduates of Indiana University, and the Mellencamp family values its association with IU Athletics and the tradition of excellence the program exemplifies. The permanent linkage of the Mellencamp name with this premier athletic practice and meeting/banquet facility is a fitting tribute to the close association the Mellencamps enjoy with Indiana University.
Mellencamp Pavilion is over 100,000 square feet and provides a premier year-round training space for almost every varsity sport. Artificial turf ensures safe footing for the practice of field hockey in addition to soccer, football, baseball, softball and other varsity sports. The playing surface is a regulation football field with ample room on the sidelines to accommodate virtually every other sport. The pavilion's height accommodates kicking, as well as batting and golf practices.
The Mellencamp Pavilion is just south of Ind. 45/46 and is located in the same area as Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall. (See the Interactive Campus Map).