In the near future, Indiana football will be playing in a stadium with two fully-enclosed ends.
This afternoon, Indiana announced plans to built out the south end zone of Memorial Stadium and build a new volleyball and wrestling arena to replace University Gym, all as part of a $170 million capital campaign for Indiana athletics in conjunction with the university's coming bicentennial in 2020. $124 million has already been raised privately for the campaign, which will split the funding between scholarships and facilities.
Reading into the tea leaves here, it seems the gifts to fund the South End Zone renovations and further Assembly Hall upgrades and nearly paid for in full under the already raised $124 million. Fred Glass said in his press conference today that Bill Armstrong Stadium and Indiana's antiquated golf course could also see renovations, if gifts are secured. Those would cost $6 million and $11 million to renovate, respectively.
You can check out pictures of the facilities & from the announcement today. We'll have more information on the campaign as it becomes public today.
Waiting on IU's major announcement. Sure looks to be facility related. Here's a rendering of south end zone #iufb pic.twitter.com/Gx6p68DzHd— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) March 6, 2016
A look at plans for IU's new athletic campus. Looks like new U-Gym going on corner of 17th street and Fee lane. pic.twitter.com/TYAAHfar9z— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) March 6, 2016
New Assembly Hall scoreboard pic.twitter.com/5WdvAVYRHD— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) March 6, 2016
New wrestling/volleyball gym pic.twitter.com/S0GXP1lddn— Mike Miller (@MikeMillerHT) March 6, 2016
Another picture of proposed south end zone #iufb pic.twitter.com/VsFjyPwMNk— Brody Miller (@BrodyMillerIDS) March 6, 2016
Another look at how Memorial Stadium will look after south end zone renovations #iufb pic.twitter.com/Z30cOPbas8— Mike Pegram (@peegs) March 6, 2016
Key elements of the Assembly Hall renovations #iubb pic.twitter.com/XZD2YofBYo— Alex Bozich (@insidethehall) March 6, 2016
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall "Spirit of '76" club #iubb pic.twitter.com/LVw3ivznFO— Alex Bozich (@insidethehall) March 6, 2016