Indiana University’s Memorial Stadium was originally built in 1960. In 2009, the University’s Athletic Department sought to expand the stadium while also enhancing the game day experience, creating an iconic landmark for fans and visitors, enriching the academic and athletic environment for IU student-athletes and establishing a new “epicenter for IU Athletics”.
RATIO’s design for the North End Zone addition includes a student-athlete physical development center featuring a massive 24,000 sq. ft. weight room for all varsity athletics; administrative offices for the IU Athletic Department; offices for football coaches and staff; team meeting rooms; and a Hall of Champions that also serves as a banquet facility.
The building’s exterior design emulates the Collegiate Gothic style found throughout the existing campus. The expansion changed the stadium’s shape to that of a horseshoe; existing grandstand bleacher seating was replaced with permanent seating. The Hall of Champions banquet facility provides game day catering for new club seating. The facility also connects the east and west stadium stands at the field level, the lower concourse level and the upper concourse level, providing a more seamless in-stadium experience for fans.