Facilities - FootballMemorial Stadium - Fan Guide
Memorial Stadium Facts
Memorial Stadium Ticket Information
Memorial Stadium Policies
Hoosier Nation Code of Conduct
Announcements and Recognition at IU Sporting Events
Memorial Stadium Facts
Memorial Stadium is named in honor of the sons and daughters of Indiana University who have served in the wars of the republic. The mast of the USS Indiana is a gift of the United States Navy to Indiana University with accompanying armament. It stands as a memorial to the sons and daughters of the state of Indiana who have so gallantly served in the armed forces of our nation.
Dedication: Oct. 22, 1960 (IU vs. Michigan State)
Surface: Field Turf
Stadium Capacity: 52,929
Largest Crowd/Year: 56,223 vs. Purdue, 1969
One of the exciting traditions for Hoosier fans to participate in on game days is The Walk. At each home game, fans can gather to show their support for the team as they make their pregame walk to the stadium in preparation for an IU victory. Two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff, the team buses will arrive on the west side of Assembly Hall. The Marching Hundred and the cheerleaders will lead the fans in singing "Indiana, Our Indiana" and "Indiana Fight!" as the team walks down the steps and through the Orange Lot to the stadium.
Memorial Stadium Ticket Information
Every individual, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Tickets should always be treated like cash. Keep them in a secure place away from direct heat, sunlight and moisture. Do not attempt to laminate tickets. Do not bring the entire season ticket booklet to the game; bring the specific event ticket only. Indiana University cannot guarantee the authenticity of a ticket not purchased through the IU Athletics Ticket Office. Persons holding a counterfeit or stolen ticket may be subject to prosecution according to Indiana State Law.
Ticket Office Hours
The Memorial Stadium Ticket Booths open 2 hours prior to game time and are located on both the East and West Concourses.
Public, IU Players, Recruits and High School Coaches - East Side
Public and Media - West Booth W3
Visiting Team - West Booth W4
Tickets lost, stolen, destroyed or forgotten can be replaced for a $10 per ticket service fee. Tickets will be reprinted for the ticket holder of record only. Ticket Booth W3 and the East Will Call Booth will serve as replacement centers. Replacement tickets may be picked up on the day of the game only.
Following the first quarter, patrons may leave and re-enter Memorial Stadium. Everyone must have their ticket scanned at designated gates as marked on each side of the stadium to be valid for re-entry.
Patrons in wheelchairs must purchase tickets for the wheelchair accessible area in advance or from the East Ticket Booth. Patrons using accessible seating must enter the stadium through Gate E9 in the East Stands. Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities are located near the seating area.
IU Student Tickets
A valid IU student ID must accompany student tickets in order to gain entry to the game. Students who have lost, stolen, or destroyed tickets may have their ticket replaced for a $5 service fee. They can pick up their reprinted ticket at an East Side Will Call Booth.
Sales for Upcoming Games
Tickets for upcoming home games will be on sale at all booths until the start of the second half and following the game at Ticket Booth W3 on the inside of the West Concourse and the East Ticket Booth.
Football tailgates are set up right outside Memorial Stadium. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the IU Marching Hundred and cheerleaders from your tailgate. We do all of the work: tickets, tent, tables & chairs, food & beverage and clean up. A wide variety of menu options are available--everything from brats and burgers to chicken and ribs. To plan your tailgate party, call IU Event Services at 812-855-4575.
Tickets Purchase from Third Parties
Third parties other than IU Athletics and Ticketmaster may be offering counterfeit or invalid tickets to IU Athletics events. Please note that IU Athletics cannot guarantee the validity of tickets unless they are purchased through the IU Athletics Ticket Office, IUHoosiers.com or Ticketmaster.
Memorial Stadium Policies
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Memorial Stadium.
Only certified service dogs will be admitted.
Still cameras with no flash are permitted and pictures are to be taken from the patron's seat. No photos taken on Indiana University grounds or in Memorial Stadium may be sold or reproduced for commercial purposes.
Strollers are not permitted in Memorial Stadium. Notify the nearest usher or police officer should you and your child become separated. Diaper changing facilities are located in the restrooms between Entrances 25 & 26 and 27 & 28 on the East Concourse, and Entrances 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 on the West Concourse.
Code of Conduct
In order to keep Hoosier football games as enjoyable as possible for all, we ask that you display good sportsmanship and respect your fellow IU fans as well as the fans of the visiting team. If a patron displays conduct which endangers or disrupts players, coaches, officials or other patrons, Indiana University reserves the right to remove the individual from Memorial Stadium.
Concessions are available on all concourse levels. Cash, debit and credit cards are accepted at all permanent concession stands and select carts; Campus Access is accepted at stands located in the IU student section on the East side of the stadium and at Coaches Corner in the North End Zone.
No containers or coolers are permitted in Memorial Stadium.
Emergency calls should be directed to IU Police at 812-855-4111.
First Aid Stations are located behind Entry 9 in the West Stands and behind Entry 21 in the East Stands. Contact the nearest usher or uniformed police officer if assistance is needed.
Gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
IU Varsity Shop (Merchandise)
Kiosks are open on the East and West Concourses of Memorial Stadium prior to the game and remain open through the event. The IU Varsity Shop is located in the East court level at Assembly Hall. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. To contact the IU Varsity Shop, please call 812-855-0595 or visit IUHoosiers.com and click on "Store."
Knothole Park will be located in the South Endzone of Memorial Stadium and will open 90 minutes prior to kick-off. Admission to Knothole Park is free (with game ticket) and will feature games, face tattoo's, and ability to interact with other IU Varsity Sports Teams.
Lost and Found
Any found items can be turned in to the Event Staff. Patrons may claim lost items by calling the Event Services office at (812) 855-4575.
Lost patrons and those trying to locate them should contact a uniformed police officer or call 812-855-4111.
Game Programs are available for sale inside the stadium concourse areas.
For your safety, and the enjoyment of others, the following items are not permitted in Memorial Stadium: cans or bottles, banners and signs, noisemakers, large radios, televisions. Neither lockers nor check-in facilities are available at Memorial Stadium.
For the safety of all patrons, the throwing of objects is prohibited in Memorial Stadium. Patrons throwing objects will be ejected.
Restrooms are located throughout the stadium in the concourse areas. Diaper changing facilities are located in the restrooms between Entrances 25 & 26 and 27 & 28 on the East Concourse, and Entrances 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 on the West Concourse.
For the safety and enjoyment of all our fans, IU Athletics does not permit the resale of tickets, setting up a promotional space and/or distributing banners, booklets, business cards, circulars, commercial advertising, flyers, folders, handbills, leaflets, notices, pamphlets, posters, stickers or any other written, printed and/or painted materials in or around IU sports venues and adjacent areas controlled by IU Athletics on Event Day. Furthermore, IU Athletics does not permit any person, group, and/or charity to solicit fans for financial support or contributions before, during, or after IU sports competitions and games.
Stadium Seats may be rented in advance or on game day. You may contact the IU Ticket Office in advance or look for a Stadium Seat kiosk on the East, West or North Concourses.
All patrons will be subject to a search as they enter Memorial Stadium. This is intended to provide a safe and secure environment for everyone attending the game.
The IU Bloomington campus has a tobacco-free policy that prohibits the use of tobacco on University property.
Umbrellas may not be carried into or used in Memorial Stadium. Check-in facilities are not available.
Stadium ushers serve the needs of patrons and are located at all entry ways in the stadium.
Weapons of any type, including any item that may be deemed by Indiana University or Event Services as unsafe or a security issue, are not permitted.
Hoosier Nation Code of Conduct
Indiana University is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable game day experience for all fans. The Hoosier Nation is widely known for its enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and hospitality. As a ticket holder, you are responsible for how your actions and/or
language may affect others. All Hoosiers are expected to create a first-class environment for all fans, coaches, players and officials.
The following expectations have been established for all fans to follow: A fan's experience will not be disrupted by unruly fans, threatening or inconsiderate behavior. Profane or abusive language is not allowed. Fans who appear intoxicated will be denied access to Hoosier events. For the safety of all coaches and players, access to the court or playing area is not permissible without proper credentials. Anyone caught throwing objects onto the court or playing area is subject to immediate ejection. Indiana University is proud to be smoke-free. Smoking is prohibited inside or on university owned property. All fans must sit in the seat which they have purchased. The Hoosier Nation cheers for the home team, not against the visiting team. Hoosiers are expected to uphold these expectations when visiting any other venue.
During all Hoosier events, the following items are prohibited: Alcohol and tobacco, containers of any kind, radios, noisemakers, video and flash cameras, banners and flags, or weapons of any kind.
Should you witness any of this behavior or feel threatened in any way, please notify the closest member of the IU Event Services team or a law enforcement officer. Fans that break the guidelines set forth by the Department of Athletics are subject to ejection without refund and possible ticket loss for future games. For event inquiries please contact IU Event Services at 1-812-855-4575 and select Option 4.
Announcements and Recognitions at IU Athletics Sporting Events:
Announcements and recognitions at Indiana University Intercollegiate Athletics events are permitted only for use and approval by Indiana University, the Indiana University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics ("IU Athletics"), and Indiana University Sports Properties.
Groups attending IU Athletics events will not be recognized unless they are brought to the game as part of an official event or promotion endorsed by IU Athletics (i.e., High School Band Day, Youth Sports Day, Boy/Girl Scouts Day, etc.).
Individual announcements or recognitions (i.e., birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, etc.) are not permitted at any IU Athletics event without the written consent of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. This policy includes public-address announcements, video/score board recognition, or participation in a potential recognition activity by any group associated with IU Athletics (i.e., teams, individual student-athletes and coaches, band, cheerleaders, etc.).
Approved On-Field/On-Court Presentations:
Athletics has traditionally recognized the groups listed below on-field or on-court. This practice will continue, but is annually reviewed by IU Athletics. Additional recognition activities are directed through IU Sports Properties and IU Athletics for consideration and possible inclusion.
- Indiana University Championship Teams
- IU Athletics Programs, Activities, and Interests
- IU Athletics Donors and Contributors
- IU Athletics Scholarship-Related Interests
- Select IU Athletics and Game-Day Sponsors
- National or Statewide Awareness Events & Programs Recognized by National Coaches Associations or IU Athletics Dept.
- Programs Sponsored by the IU Varsity Club
- Programs Sponsored by the I-Association
- Programs Sponsored by IU Sports Properties
- Programs Sponsored by the IU Foundation
- Programs Sponsored by the IU Alumni Association