In August, 2011, the IU Board of Trustees officially approved construction of a new baseball and softball complex ï¿½ located on the north edge of the IU Bloomington athletics campus near the 45/46 Bypass (Read announcement.). The new $19.8 million complex replaces Sembower Field and the IU Softball Field (located on Fee Lane). Construction began in the spring of 2012 and was completed prior to the 2013 baseball and softball season.
In February, 2012, Indiana University Athletics announced that the name its new baseball facility would be Bart Kaufman Field in honor of a major gift to IU Athletics from Bart Kaufman, a former IU baseball student-athlete and chairman and CEO of Indianapolis-area Kaufman Financial Corp. Read more about this announcement.
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Indiana University's success in cross country has been well documented, and its commitment to the sport is evidenced by the state-of-the-art, world class facilities that reside in Bloomington.
Indiana cross country athletes have the luxury of competing and training on a course that has hosted four NCAA Championships (1974, 1982, 1992, 1999).
The rolling, wooded course is noted as optimal for competitors and spectators alike. The IU course has played host to five Big Ten Championships (1969, 1978, 1987, 1996, 2006). The course has also hosted the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on multiple occasions, including in 2005, 2007 and 2009.
The starting line is approximately 300' wide narrowing to 30' at the 500m mark. This area is level to slight downhill, followed by another 250m of uphill before the first turn. The first 1000m finishes with a left turn and 250m slightly downhill. The second 1000m begins with a left turn uphill 150m, to a right turn level 250m with a left bend and then a 100m downhill followed by a 100m uphill into a right turn and 400m downhill on to a level area. The third 1000m begins with a 100m left turn into a downhill 50m to 150m uphill to 150m downhill and 550m of slight uphill ending on a left turn. The fourth 1000m is a slight uphill 500m followed by a right bend into a 200m sharp downhill to a sharp 100m uphill and finishing on a slight downhill 200m with a left turn. The fifth 1000m begins with a an uphill 150 with a left turn to a right turn and sharp downhill 100m to a sharp uphill 250m into a left bend to a 550m slight downhill. The 6k is a reverse of the 3k, followed by reverses 7k-2k; 8k-lk, the 9k will be the 4k, and the 10k will be the 5k.
The cross country program also trains on two of the nation's premier track & field facilities. Indiana's outdoor track & field complex may be one of the most spectator-friendly facilities in the nation. E.C.(Billy) Hayes Track at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex is regarded as one of the country's finest outdoor facilities. It played host to the 1997 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and has hosted five Big Ten Conference Outdoor Championships (1966, 1970, 1977, 2001, 2010).
Hayes Track features a 400-meter nine-lane Polytan surface track with a 110-foot radius on curves to encourage fast times. The track features two long jump/ triple jump parallel approaches with four pits. It has eight pole vault plant boxes and four parallel pole vault runways, a pair of shot put areas, bi-directional javelin runways and outstanding sightlines for all field events. The facility was resurfaced in 2010 and certified by the IAAF.
The indoor track & field complex also ranks as one of the nation's elite. The Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse features six-lane 200-meter banked track. The facility features eight sprint lanes in the infield, a pair of pole vault pits, four two bi-directional jumping pits and a pair of throwing areas. The Mondo Super-X running surface identical to the track and field surface used at the 1996 Olympic Games, had its first use in 1997. In the Gladstein Fieldhouse surface's first season, 26 meet records fell.
Gladstein Fieldhouse also played host to the prestigious Nike Indoor High School Track & Field Championship in March 2000.
Indiana University's commitment to excellence in track & field and cross country is evident when visiting the Indiana facilities that have hosted a combined six NCAA and 16 Big Ten Championships.
IU Field Hockey Complex
The IU Field Hockey turf, located next to Armstrong Stadium, features a PolyTan internationally certified playing surface and a Nelson Water Cannon system that enables the entire field to be watered for play in under 30 minutes. The field also gives the team a facility of its own to practice at its convenience.
The Ireland Family Fieldhouse was completed in August 2009. Located adjacent to the IU Field Hockey turf, the building houses the team's locker room, meeting room for the staff and storage for equipment.
"Our fieldhouse is absolutely state-of-the-art," said IU field hockey head coach Amy Robertson. "We will now have a home where we can do instructional training right at the facility. You can really see the commitment that IU makes to all of its sports and to the field hockey program. This building is a great addition to our already beautiful field. Our student-athletes will have a place where they can go and be together with their teammates, so we're excited in terms of what it does for not just instruction and convenience, but what it will do for team bonding."
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).
About the Stadium
Memorial Stadium is the home of IU Football and a birthplace for Indiana traditions. With the completion of the North End Zone Student-Athlete Development Center, it becomes the epicenter for IU Athletics and a source of pride for all students, alumni and Hoosier fans.
With its two bold towers and expansive seating bowl, this 138,000-square-foot, multi-purpose facility has already become a visible landmark on the IU Bloomington campus. As the new headquarters of Indiana Football, it also serves to represent a commitment to elevating IU Football with training facilities, staff and administrative offices, position meeting rooms, a team auditorium and an underground walkway to practice fields.
The North End Zone Student-Athlete Development Center also serves as a gateway to Indiana University for fans and visitors. Enhancing the game-day atmosphere on football Saturdays, this addition converts Memorial Stadium into a horseshoe layout connecting the East and West stands, complete with a new seating bowl, concourse, concession stand, and outdoor club area. It is also home to the Henke Hall of Champions, a multi-level entertainment space featuring beautiful hardwood floors, stunning wooden arches, floor-to-ceiling windows, and museum-quality displays. This unique banquet facility will enable Hoosier fans to gather for special events and to celebrate the past, present and future of IU Athletics.
In front of the entrance to the North End Zone, Glory Plaza features brick pavers that can be personalized with individual and company names, dates and special messages. The engraved bricks are a way to recognize and honor families, alumni and special IU memories. Each brick will be permanently displayed on the walkway of Glory Plaza. IU alumni and fans can also order commemorative replicas of their brick to keep for themselves or to give as gifts. The Hoosier Football program enjoys spacious new position and staff meeting rooms and a team auditorium, all equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Each position room provides players with the resources they need not just for position meetings, but also for individual film review at any time. Additionally, the North End Zone houses the offices for IU's Athletics Administration.
Student Engagement Academic Resource Center
At the heart of the North End Zone facility is the W. Jay and Nancy Wilkinson Performance Center - one of the largest strength and conditioning centers in the country. The 25,000-square-foot area is located at field level and provides student-athletes in every varsity sport with access to brand new weight training and cardio equipment. The facility houses about 150 pieces of equipment, over 11 tons of dumbbells and over 40 tons of free weights for IU athletes to use.
The D. Ames Shuel Academic Center, located underneath the East side of Memorial Stadium, helps provide IU student-athletes with the resources they need to be successful off the field as well as on it.
The 25,800-square-foot layout dramatically expanded the facility to provide more computers, study areas and offices for private sessions. The facility also ensures that all student-athletes get the assistance they need to make the most of their academic careers.
Besides being a beautiful and challenging test for players of all levels, the Indiana University Golf Course offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the IU campus, which is located next to the 54-year-old facility on the east edge of the Indiana 46 bypass near 17th Street in Bloomington. Built in 1957, the multi-faceted facility not only is the home course of the IU men's and women's teams but is a Bloomington golf facility open for public play 364 days a year.
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"This is another big step for the golf programs at Indiana University. To have a 'home' where we can meet, study, socialize and recruit is a big asset for both programs. It's been a long time coming, but our time is finally here."
The brand-new Cecil W. Weathers Golf Team Center, which began construction in May 2009 and finished in October 2009, matches the excellence of and is located adjacent to the IU Golf Team Practice Facility. With the addition of this facility, Hoosier Golf student-athletes enjoy one of the country's best collegiate golf environments. A huge, limestone-lined patio opens up the practice facility. The Cecil W. Weathers Golf Team Center provides each program their own offices and locker rooms. In addition, a shared team room, computer lab and club repair room are also available for use by student-athletes, coaches and staff. The team room is stockpiled with amenities such as a flat-screen television, stereo sound system, comfortable sofas and a complete kitchen. A teaching area, equipped with today's newest golf technology and indoor putting green allows the Hoosiers to further fine-tune their games.
Indiana's quest to regain national recognition with its golf programs took a tremendous step forward in 2003 in accomplishing that mission. The Hoosiers unveiled a new state-of-the-art practice facility that enables the Hoosier student-athlete to hit any type of shot under tournament conditions.
The team-only facility includes two large bent grass teeing areas one each end. Seven large USGA greens and 19 white sand bunkers also grace the facility. Bent grass is the dominant turf on the facility, including two different varieties of bent, which allows the Hoosiers to make the greens different speeds.
Construction began on the facility through the spring of 2001. Noted golf course architect Tim Liddy designed the practice area and Wadsworth Golf Course Construction was the contractor.
"This is an exciting facility," Liddy said. "I think we built a unique, one-of-a-kind area that you won't find anywhere else in the country. I was really excited to be a part of this project and I'm thrilled with how it turned out."
-Mike Mayer, IU Men's Golf Head Coach
-Mike Mayer, IU Men's Golf Head Coach
The upper end of the practice area includes an 11,000 square foot pitching and chipping area surrounded by 11 bunkers. The pitching and chipping area also has its own bent grass fairway and gives the Hoosier team the opportunity to work on their short game. Also on the upper end of the facility is a large two-tiered undulating USGA putting-only green.
From the main hitting area on the lower end of the facility, IU student-athletes can hit shots from 175 yards in and into five USGA greens. There are nine additional sand bunkers on the lower end of the practice area, including two fairway bunkers.
By far the best facility in the Big Ten, Indiana can attribute their improvement to this immaculate facility, which has quickly become the crown jewel of Indiana golf. Since the inception of the practice facility, the interest amongst the Indiana golf recruits has grown tremendously. Recruits are amazed by the first-class facility and anxious when the coach tells them that the facility belongs to them. This past year, Indiana golfers were found on the practice facility nearly all 12 months out of the year.
"In order to recruit, you have to have facilities. I believe that this is the premier practice facility in the country and by far the best in the Big Ten. This is a huge recruiting tool, and we know that by the looks on a recruit's face when he sees this facility. The fact that these kids can come out here and hit any type of shot that the want to into large greens manicured to tournament conditions is truly tremendous."
-Mike Mayer, IU Men's Golf Head Coach
-Mike Mayer, IU Men's Golf Head Coach
Along with the short-game area, the Hoosier golfers enjoy their own private teeing and practice area at the IU Golf Course driving range. The widely spread out range features four large target greens with a total of 12 pins to shoot at. Along side the Hoosier golf tee is a huge putting green, offering many undulating fast putts. Adjacent to the driving range, the IU Golf Course also has an executive nine-hole par-three course that is very popular among the recreational golfers.
Indiana student-athletes receive the greatest attention from the university in the classrooms and with facilities. Hoosier golfers have been provided with a state-of-the-art facility that offers any type of shot that can be found on the golf course. The old adage is "practice makes perfect" and what a better place to do it than a perfect practice facility.
Dale England Rowing Center, northeast of Bloomington, Ind., is the practice and competition site for Indiana Rowing. Indiana University owns 33 waterfront acres on Lake Lemon, a 1,650-acre man-made body of water in Monroe and Brown Counties. The lake is located 10 miles east of campus and is approximately three miles long. Indiana Rowing has developed a head race course as well as a 2,000-meter buoyed race course on the lake, enabling the Hoosiers to host races throughout the year. Additionally, Lake Lemon and Indiana Rowing hosted the Big Ten Rowing Championships April 30, 2005.
The Indiana University boathouse holds the crew's fleet of Empacher racing shells and rowing equipment. Since NCAA collegiate racing focuses on eights and fours, the team has built up an impressive inventory of top of the line, eight-oared and four-oared shells. The team also has a number of smaller shells, namely quads, pairs, doubles and singles, in which to practice and train. A carefully designed equipment turnover plan assures that all student-athletes are racing in the latest top of the line equipment, and that all equipment is replaced every five years. The purchase of a brand new racing eight each spring illustrates Indiana University's commitment to providing the team with the necessary equipment for speed.
While the facilities are adequate for the current team, the Hoosiers are preparing for the growth of the program. Construction of a new team support building began in the spring of 2005 as the first phase of a comprehensive program that will include an attached boathouse in the second phase of building. The new boathouse will increase the amount of space the team has for shell storage as well as provide additional workout space, video area, locker rooms and a shell repair bay.
The Hoosiers also have two on-campus training sites in addition to the boathouse. The University Gymnasium is home to the rowing team's erg room and on-campus locker rooms. The erg room houses the team's ergometers, free-weights, thera-balls, medicine balls and various cross training tools for rowing. The varsity weight room in the North End Zone, is where the rowers work with the team strength and conditioning coach. At the heart of the North End Zone facility is the Student-Athlete Physical Development Center - one of the largest strength and conditioning centers in the country. The 25,000-square-foot area is located at field level and provides student-athletes in every varsity sport with access to brand new weight training and cardio equipment. The facility houses about 150 pieces of equipment, over 11 tons of dumbbells and over 40 tons of free weights for IU athletes to use.
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Indiana University's commitment to excellence is evident by the facilities it provides to its athletic teams. Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium is the permanent home of the IU soccer program. The complex is the finest college facility in the nation, and was financed entirely by private contributions.
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The IU Board of Trustees approved construction of a new softball and baseball complex, located on the north edge of the IU Bloomington athletics campus near the State Road 45/46 Bypass, in August 2011. Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects of Indianapolis designed the complex. Construction began in May 2012 by Gilbane Construction. The new $19.8 million complex was funded through private donations and athletic department funds and replaces Sembower Field and the IU Softball Field, which are located on Fee Lane adjacent to Foster Residence Center.
In December 2012, Indiana University Athletics announced that the name its new softball facility would be Andy Mohr Field in honor of a major gift to IU Athletics from Andy Mohr (read the Mohr announcement).
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Swimming & Diving
The commitment to championship athletics at Indiana University includes providing Hoosier student-athletes with a quality sports complex. The year 1996 marked the beginning of a new era with the opening of the Counsilman-Billingsley Center in the Student Recreational Sports Center.
The SRSC, an 137,832 square-foot facility located on the corner of Law Lane and Union Street, includes the 44,651 square foot aquatics center used by Indiana's varsity swimming and diving programs.
The Counsilman Aquatics Center features an eight-lane Olympic-sized pool spanning 30,512 square feet with depth ranging from seven to eight feet to allow for greater speed.
The Billingsley Diving Center, complete with one of the country's few indoor diving towers, features two one-meter and three-meter springboards as well as one-, three-, five-, seven- and 10-meter platforms.
The facility already has played host to the 1996, 2001 and 2012 NCAA Zone C Diving competition, the 1997, 1999 and 2006 Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, Junior Nationals and the 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2011 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.
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. The Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center (CBAC), which was completed in 1996, is the home to Indiana University water polo in addition to the swimming and diving programs. Directions
The commitment to excellence at Indiana University is obvious when observing the state-of-the-art facilities that the Hoosiers train and compete on throughout the collegiate tennis season.
With both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, Indiana's tennis teams are always assured of a quality tennis practice. Located within walking distance of Indiana's other excellent athletic facilities, the Indiana University Tennis Center and outdoor Varsity Courts have been cited as some of the finest courts in the nation.
The outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts are the primary facility for both the men's and women's tennis squads. With a seating capacity of over 600, spectators are assured a quality view of any one of the 10 courts the complex boasts.
During the winter months and periods of rain, the IU Tennis Center is the Hoosiers' home. With eight courts, locker rooms, and bleacher seating of 300, the indoor facility provides a solid atmosphere for the Hoosiers to train and compete.
The facilities have hosted four Men's Tennis Big Ten Championships. The first came in 1965, then in 1987, 1995 and 2000.
When the varsity tennis teams are not using the indoor facility it is used as a recreation facility for many different types of people. The center's talented staff members teach tennis lessons for kids and adults of any age.
In addition to the tennis lessons, the indoor and outdoor facilities have both played host to many major tournaments throughout the year, including the 1997 ITA Women's Collegiate Summer Circuit National Championships and annually the ITA Women's Summer Regional Championships.
When rain or cold weather force the Hoosiers indoors, they practice at the Indiana University Tennis Center.
The Tennis Center is adjacent to the outdoor complex and houses eight courts, locker rooms, and a seating capacity of several hundred. Combined with the outdoor courts, it gives the Hoosiers one of the best collegiate tennis facilities in the country.
Directions The Tennis Center is located in the Athletics Complex area on the north side of Assembly Hall. The outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts are adjacent to North Fee Lane (See the Interactive Campus Map).
Indiana's indoor track & field complex ranks as one of the nation's elite and received equal generosity from its donor, the family of Harry Gladstein. Prior to the 2006 indoor season, IU made a conversion to a Mondo-surfaced banked track. The 200 meter track was transported to IU via the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The track, built by Mondo in Italy, saw its first use for the inaugural IAAF World Indoor Championships in March 1987 and then hosted the NCAA Div. I and Div. II Indoor Track and Field Championships annually through 1999.
The facility features eight sprint lanes in the infield, a pair of pole vault pits, four two bi-directional jumping pits and a pair of throwing areas. The Mondo Super-X running surface identical to the track and field surface used at the 1996 Olympic Games, had its first use in 1997. In the Gladstein Fieldhouse surface's first season, 26 meet records fell.
The Fieldhouse also played host to the prestigious NIKE Indoor High School Track & Field Championship in 2000 and has hosted five (1975, 1982, 1990, 2000, 2007) Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships and five (1982, 1986, 1993, 2003, 2009) Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships.
The Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at E.C. "Billy" Hayes Track is regarded as one of the country's finest outdoor facilities. In 2004, the complex received the addition of new lights suitable for televised night events. The new lights permit IU to host larger home meets, such as the 2010 Big Ten Outdoor Championships and the 2011 NCAA East Preliminary Round as well as the annual IHSAA Boys and Girls State Track and Field Championships.
In addition to the new lights, Indiana also adds 3,000 temporary seats for roughly 12,000 fans in attendance for the two-day IHSAA meet. The facility has 3,200 permanent seats, with the temporary additions nearly doubling capacity. Hayes Track features a 400-meter nine-lane Polytan surface track with a 110-foot radius on curves to encourage fast times. The track features two long jump/ triple jump parallel approaches with four pits. It has eight pole vault plant boxes and four parallel pole vault runways, a pair of shot put areas, bi-directional javelin runways and outstanding sightlines for all field events. The facility was resurfaced in 2010 and certified by the IAAF. The home venue for IU track and field is the ninth track on U.S. soil to receive IAAF certification and is one of only six on a U.S. college campus. The Hoosiers claim the only IAAF certified venue in the Big Ten.
Indiana played host to the 1997 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and during the 2010 season, hosted its fifth (1966, 1970, 1977, 2001, 2010) Big Ten Championships. The track located within the outdoor complex is named after fabled coaching great Earl C. "Billy" Hayes. Hayes coached seven IU athletes, and a total of 12 during his career, who qualified for United States Olympic teams. His efforts to promote intercollegiate competition had much to do with the organizing of the first NCAA Cross Country Championship as well as the formation of the National Collegiate Cross Country Coaches Association for which he served as president from 1939-40. Hayes coached 10 NCAA individual champions, 42 All-Americans, and five Big Ten team champions in indoor and outdoor track and field combined. His cross country teams won three NCAA titles. Indiana had its first NCAA cross country champion under Hayes."I have run all over the world, and the facilities at Indiana are among the finest that I have ever competed on."
-Bob Kennedy, three-Time Olympian and American record holder in the 5,000 meters.
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.
The Wrestling team hosts most of their home matches in the 2,000-seat gymnasium. The Wrestling team practices in Assembly Hall but prefers the home court advantage of the more intimate University Gymnasium.
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 the Summer of 1996, IU Athletics added improved lighting, the installation of the SportCourt competition surface and remodeling of 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.