Indiana State University and the City of Terre Haute has long been an important fixture in the national collegiate cross country calendar, hosting significant meets including the 2014 Division I National Championship.
Seeking to create the same kind of impact for the University’s track & field program, ISU engaged RATIO to plan and design its first new athletic venue in 25 years.
The state-of-the-art Gibson Track & Field Complex is the catalyst facility in the development of a new athletics campus for Indiana State University.
Designed to attract prominent national competitions, including the NCAA Outdoor National Championships, the lighted facility will include a 400-meter, Mondo Super- X synthetic, nine-lane competition track. The 4000 seat stadium has been conceived as a two-tier structure with a covered flat aisle for informal gathering and VIP staging. The stadium features a cantilevered media/officials press box with views of the finish lane and field competition areas.
The proposed new athletics campus would be situated just west of the main campus along the Wabash River and would integrate into the City’s transformative Riverscape parks project, currently under development.