Memorial Stadium

Capacity52 929
Country United States of America
ClubsIndiana Hoosiers
Inauguration 08/10/1960
Construction 27/08/1958 - 09/1960
Renovations 1969, 1986, 2003, 2009, 2010
Design Eggers & Higgins
Address 1001 East 17th Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47408, USA


Memorial Stadium – stadium description

The stadium’s name is derived from Induana University’s former home ground, which stood significantly closer to Bloomington’s center. The new one was located near the northern end of the city, initially with two massive concrete stands. Both of them exist today, nearly unchanged.

West side is dominant in terms of scale and no wonder, it offers stunning 107 rows at peak. With this kind of size capacity was nearly 50,000 already upon opening in 1960. In 2003 the grandstand rose further, at least in terms of height, when new tower for commentators and corporate viewers was built.

The largest change to date came in 2008-2010. This is when new north stand was built, completing the oddly-shaped horseshoe stadium. This is where majority of the business seats are located currently. They face another addition from 2010, large scoreboard in the south, 28-meter wide.

From opening onwards the stadium serves Indiana University’s sports and other mass events. Primarily of course the Big Ten team Hoosiers, established back in late 19th century.



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