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    Facilities - Memorial Stadium Fan Guide

    Memorial Stadium

    Directions: Memorial Stadium is located at the northeast corner of 17th Street and North Dunn Street. It forms the southwest anchor of Indiana's Athletics Complex (See the Interactive Campus Map).

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    MEMORIAL STADIUM QUICK 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, prow and accompanying armament stand 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.

    Stadium Dedication: Oct. 22, 1960 (IU vs. Michigan State)
    Surface: Field Turf
    Stadium Capacity: 52,929
    Largest Crowd/Year: 56,223 vs. Purdue, 1969

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    GAMEDAY TIMELINE
     
       
    Parking Lots Open: Minimum of 5 hours prior to kickoff
    Hoosier Village Opens: Three hours prior to kickoff
    The Walk: ~ 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff
    Ticket Office Open: 2 hours prior to kickoff
    Stadium Gates Open: 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to kickoff
    Knothole Park Opens: 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to kickoff
    Band Pregame Show: 20 minutes prior to kickoff
    National Anthem: 15 minutes prior to kickoff
    Team Entrance: 5 minutes prior to kickoff
       
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    TRADITIONS AND SONGS
     

    The Walk
    One of the exciting traditions for Hoosier fans on game days is The Walk. Two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff, 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. The Marching Hundred and the cheerleaders will lead the fans in singing "Indiana, Our Indiana" and "Indiana Fight!

    Victory Flag
    Stick around after the game to celebrate Hoosier victories in Memorial Stadium! Join the team as they sing "Indiana Our Indiana" with the student section, watch as the IU Victory Flag is raised over the stadium, enjoy special victory fireworks overhead, and listen to the sounds of the Marching Hundred postgame show. 

    Knothole Park
    Knothole Park is a replica turf field located in the south end zone of Memorial Stadium open to all Hoosier fans 13 years and under. The area opens 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Admission is free with a game ticket. Each game features a special prize for all Knothole Park club members. View information on joining the Knothole Park Club

    Hoosier Village
    Open to the public, Hoosier Village is the ultimate place to tailgate before the game. Hoosier Village features live entertainment, food and beverages, Kids Zone, live pregame radio show, and plenty of Hoosier spirit to get you fired up for the game. Hoosier Village opens 3 hours prior to Kickoff and is located behind the south end scoreboard. 

    Corporate Tents
    Private groups tailgate right outside Memorial Staidum along the east concourse. A wide variety of tent and catering options is available. To reserve your IU Football corporate tent party, contact  Sam Haughton at shaughto@indiana.edu

    "Indiana, Our Indiana"
    Words by Russell P. Harker, Melody taken from "The Viking March," by Karl L. King
    Indiana's most recognized fight song, "Indiana, Our Indiana," was first performed by the IU Band in November, 1912 at a football game against Northwestern. The song has since been played at every Indiana football and basketball game.

    Indiana, Our Indiana
    Indiana, we're all for you
    We will fight for
    the Cream & Crimson,
    For the glory of Old IU
    Never daunted, we cannot falter
    In the battle, we're tried and true
    Indiana, Our Indiana
    Indiana, we're all for you!

    "Hail to Old IU"
    Words by J.T. Giles
    Indiana's official Alma Mater song, "Hail to Old IU," was first performed on March 10, 1893 in Indianapolis. J.T. Giles, who organized the IU glee club wrote the words to a Scottish song in order to give the Hoosiers a school song for a performance at a state contest. The song has been a mainstay at Indiana events since that day.

    Come and join in song together,
    Shout with might and main;
    Our beloved Alma Mater,
    Sound her praise again.
    Gloriana Frangipana, E'er to her be true.
    She's the pride of Indiana,
    Hail to Old IU!

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    HOOSIER NATION CODE OF CONDUCT
     

    Indiana University is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable gameday 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 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 field or playing area is not permissible without proper credentials. Anyone caught throwing objects will be escorted from the facility. Indiana University is proud to be smoke free. Smoking is prohibited inside or on University owned property. All fans must sit in the seat that 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, and weapons of any kind.

    Should you witness any of this behavior or feel threatened in any way, please notify the nearest member of the IU Event Services team or uniformed police officer. Fans that violate the guidelines set forth by the Department of Athletics are subject to being escorted from the facility without refund and possible ticket loss for future games.

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    PARKING POLICIES
     

    Indiana University Athletics welcomes students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests to campus. We want our guests to enjoy the football game day experience in a safe, fun and family-friendly environment. We encourage everyone to please be respectful of fellow guests and to abide by our policies. These policies are designed to ensure the comfort, safety and enjoyment of everyone. If you need assistance in any way, please contact the nearest parking lot attendant, an Indiana University Police Department officer or a member of any other law enforcement agency who is assisting in our parking lots.

    Please adhere to the following parking policies:

    • Parking in the grass lots south of 17th Street is restricted to cars, vans, motorcycles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles only. Large trucks, RVs, buses, and other oversized vehicles will not be admitted to the grass lots and will be assigned to alternate lots. 

    • The instructions of parking lot attendants are to be followed. Only one space per car is permitted.

    • Erecting canopies directly in front of or behind vehicles will be permitted, as long as traffic is not impeded or additional parking spaces are not taken. Tents and large tarps are not permitted.

    • Trailer grills or other vehicle attachments are not permitted unless they are approved by an Indiana University caterer.

    • Couches, large indoor or outdoor furniture, and large sound systems are not permitted.

    • Kegs are not permitted unless approved by an official Indiana University caterer. Underage consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted under Indiana state law. Underage consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted under Indiana state law.

    • For safety reasons, consumption of all beverages should be from plastic cups/plastic bottles. Glass bottles are prohibited.

    • Parking lots are reserved for those attending the football game, and patrons who enter these lots are expected to have game tickets. Tailgate activities are expected to conclude within ten minutes after kickoff.

    Parking lot policies will be strictly enforced by parking lot attendants, Indiana University Police Department personnel, and other law enforcement agencies. These policies are endorsed by: Indiana University Athletics, Indiana University Athletics Committee, Indiana University Dean of Students Office, Indiana University Police Department.

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    TICKET POLICIES
     

    Tickets
    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, IUHoosiers.com or Ticketmaster. 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 a minimum of two hours prior to game time and are located on both the East and West Concourses.

    Will Call
    Public, IU Players, Recruits and High School Coaches - East Side
    Public and Media - West Booth W3
    Visiting Team - West Booth W4

    Ticket Replacement
    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.

    Pass Out
    Patrons may leave and re-enter Memorial Stadium. To be eligible to re-enter, everyone must have their ticket scanned at the designated exit gates on each side of the stadium.

    Accessible Seating
    Patrons in wheelchairs must purchase tickets for the wheelchair accessible area in advance. Patrons using accessible seating in the East Stands should enter the stadium through Gate E9. Patrons using accessible seating in the North End Zone should enter the stadium through Gate E2, W4 or North Gate. Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities are located near the seating areas.

    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 ticket 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.

    Tailgate Events & Hoosier Village
    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. Also, make plans to visit Hoosier Village, located on the south side of the Memorial Stadium concourse. Hoosier Village features entertainment, food and beverage stations, Kids Zone, live pregame radio show with the IU Football Radio Network, and plenty of Hoosier spirit to get you fired up for the game. Hoosier Village opens three-hours prior to kickoff. For more information about Hoosier Village or to plan your tailgate party, contact Sam Haughton at shaughto@indiana.edu.

    Tickets Purchased 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.

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    STADIUM POLICIES
     

    Alcohol
    Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Memorial Stadium.

    Animals
    Only certified service animals will be admitted. All other animals are prohibited.

    Announcements and Recognitions
    Individual announcements and 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/ scoreboard recognition, and participation in a potential recognition activity by any group associated with IU Athletics (i.e., teams, individual student-athletes and coaches, band, cheerleaders, etc.).

    ATMs
    ATMs are located in the north and south lobbies of Assembly Hall.

    Cameras
    Video cameras and cameras with lenses longer than six inches are not permitted. No photos taken on Indiana University grounds or in Memorial Stadium may be sold or reproduced for commercial purposes.

    Childcare
    Strollers are not permitted in Memorial Stadium. 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. Should you and your child become separated, notify the nearest member of the IU Event Services team or uniformed police officer.

    Concessions
    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.

    Containers
    No containers or coolers are permitted in Memorial Stadium. New for 2014: As part of our Greening Cream and Crimson sustainability initiative, fans will be allowed to bring in empty plastic water bottles to fill up with water at water stations inside the stadium.

    Emergencies
    Emergency calls should be directed to the Memorial Stadium Command Center at (812) 856-0622 or IU Police at (812-) 855-4111. In the event of a serious emergency or evacuation, please follow the directions of members of the IU Event Services team and uniformed police officers who are available to assist guests, including those with disabilities. Information will also be provided over the public address system and on the stadium scoreboard.

    First Aid
    First aid stations are located behind Entry 9 in the West Stands and behind Entry 21 in the East Stands. Contact the nearest member of the IU Event Services team or uniformed police officer if assistance is needed.

    Game Programs
    Game programs are available for sale inside the stadium concourse areas.

    Gates
    Gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

    Hoosier Help
    Indiana University is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable gameday experience for all fans. To request guest assistance, report a concern, or if you feel threatened in any way, please notify the nearest member of the IU Event Services team, uniformed police officer or send a text message to 812-369-MYIU (6948).

    IU Event Services
    In order to provide an excellent guest service experience, members of the IU Event Services team are pleased to serve the needs of patrons and are located at all entry ways and gates in the stadium. To request guest assistance, report a concern, or if you feel threatened in any way, please notify the nearest member of the IU Event Services team, uniformed police officer or send a text message to 812-369-MYIU (6948).

    IU Varsity Shop (Merchandise)
    Kiosks are open on the East and West Concourses of Memorial Stadium prior to the game and remain open throughout the event. The IU Varsity Shop is located in the West Lobby of 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
    Knothole Park will be located in the South End Zone of Memorial Stadium and will open 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Admission to Knothole Park is free (with game ticket) and will feature games, face tattoos, and ability to interact with other IU varsity sports teams.

    Lost and Found
    Any found items can be turned in to any member of the IU Event Services team. Patrons may claim lost items by calling IU Event Services at (812) 855-4575.

    Lost Patrons
    Lost patrons and those trying to locate them should contact a member of the IU Event Services team, a uniformed police officer, or call IU Police at (812) 855-4111.

    Prohibited Items
    For your safety, and the enjoyment of others, the following items are not permitted in Memorial Stadium: outside food and beverages, umbrellas, cans or glass bottles, banners and signs, noisemakers, radios (without ear phones), and televisions. Neither lockers nor check-in facilities are available at Memorial Stadium. New for 2014: As part of our Greening Cream and Crimson sustainability initiative, fans will be allowed to bring in empty plastic water bottles to fill up with water at water stations inside the stadium.

    Projectiles
    For the safety of all patrons, the throwing of objects is prohibited in Memorial Stadium. Patrons throwing objects will be escorted from the stadium.

    Restrooms
    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.

    Security
    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.

    Smoking
    The IU Bloomington campus has a tobacco-free policy that prohibits the use of tobacco on University property.

    Solicitation
    For the safety and enjoyment of all of 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, games and events.

    Stadium Seats
    Stadium seats may be rented on game day. Stadium seat kiosks are located on the East, West and North Concourses of Memorial Stadium.

    Umbrellas
    Umbrellas may not be carried into or used in Memorial Stadium. Check-in facilities are not available.

    Weapons
    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.

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    GAMEDAY DIRECTORY
     
       
    IU Athletics Ticket Office: 1-866-IUSPORTS (487-7678), (812) 855-4006, or iuticket@indiana.edu
    Varsity Shop: (812) 855-0595
    Athletic Department: (812) 855-2794
    Lost and Found: (812) 855-4575
    IU Police: (812) 855-4111
    Hoosier Help Text Hotline: Text message to (812) 369-MYIU (6948)
       

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