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IU plans to enclose south end zone at Memorial Stadium
Posted October 9, 2014Zach Osterman - Indianapolis Star - BL...Read More...
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The stadium opened in 1960 with initial construction costs of $4,563,000. Initial seating capacity was 48,344 but with renovations and expansions the stadium can now seat 52,929. Although the stadium opened with a natural grass playing surface and switched to Astroturf, the stadium now uses the very popular FieldTurf playing surface. It replaced the original Memorial Stadium, built in 1925, a 20,000-seat stadium located on 10th Street where the arboretum now stands. On June 1, 2003, a $3.5 million renovation of the Memorial Stadium press box was completed, which also added 300 indoor club seats and 9 suites. In the summer of 2003, the Hoosier locker room in Memorial Stadium underwent a $250,000 renovation. The renovation was funded in large part by former Hoosier quarterback Trent Green his wife Julie and philanthropist Ted Derheimer. In 2005, head football coach Terry Hoeppner had a southern Indiana limestone boulder nicknamed "The Rock" installed in the north end zone as a new campus tradition. This limestone boulder was found prior to Hoeppner's first season at IU in the practice field. It was put on a granite slab and moved to the stadium. The Hoosiers and coach Hoeppner walked out and touched the Rock before every home game during Hoeppner's time as head coach. Hoeppner died of brain cancer on June 19, 2007, and The Rock now serves as motivation for the team as well as a tribute to Hoeppner.
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- South of 17th St.
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- on Concourse Level
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IU plans to enclose south end zone at Memorial Stadium2014-10-09 14:07:53
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