Since 2010, RATIO has investigated a number of options for developing an indoor track facility at Indiana State University.
The University's aim is to provide space and flexibility for academic programs, student-athletes and the student body as a whole.
The first design effort involved the Arena Building, where the University’s existing indoor track venue is located. Unfortunately, the c. 1960 building was not designed to properly accommodate a full 200 meter competition track. RATIO developed several options, including additions to allow for a 200 meter track or a 300 meter track.
In 2011, RATIO investigated the practice space requirements for various sports and test-fit those needs within an existing building on the ISU campus. As the building was adjacent to the planned Gibson Outdoor Track and Field Complex (designed by RATIO and built in 2014), RATIO also investigated how the building could accommodate a 200 meter track.
In 2015, ISU asked RATIO to renovate the existing Arena Building into a new home for the University’s College of Health and Human Services. Included in that design is a building expansion that will allow the existing indoor track to be reconfigured to competition size, finally providing a year-round, weather protected home for Indiana State University Track and Field athletes.