Hoosiers Welcome New Faces to Bloomington
Aug. 4, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - With the team's first practice set for Friday, Indiana football newcomers checked into the Holiday Inn Hotel on Wednesday afternoon. They will be joined by the rest of the team tomorrow and will stay at the hotel during preseason camp.
To view a photo gallery of the newcomers moving in click here.
After the returnees check in, the team will head to Memorial Stadium and welcome the Bloomington Boys & Girls Club before hitting the practice field for the first time. Friday's practice is the beginning of the NCAA-mandated five-day acclimation period.
Indiana opens the 2010 season against Towson on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling 866-IUSPORTS. Students can also add season tickets to their Bursar account during class registration.
Indiana had the third-largest one-year percentage increase in average attendance nationally in 2009, increasing by 10,051 to 41,833. It marked the Hoosiers' largest home attendance since 1992 (44,074) and the first time they exceeded 40,000 since the same year.
IU also sold out an expanded student section twice, against Ohio State (11,000 seats) and again vs. Purdue (15,200 seats). The Purdue total was the fourth-largest student section in Memorial Stadium history and the largest since 1989.
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