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$110 million athletics center to be built on Indiana University's Indianapolis campus

July 3, 2024
The IU Indianapolis Athletics Center will have about 134,000 square feet of space.

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved the construction of a $110 million athletics center in downtown Indianapolis that will serve both the university and community. 

The university says the IU Indianapolis Athletics Center will have about 134,000 gross square feet of space and provide seating for 4,500 spectators.

The facility will house a multipurpose arena with an auxiliary gymnasium and community gathering spaces. It also will have about 16,000 square feet of office spaces, as well as significant athletics support spaces. 

About $89 million in funding will come from state appropriations, and $21 million will be provided by IU Indianapolis.

A significant portion of the seating in the arena will be retractable to provide flexibility for events like collegiate and high school sports, including volleyball and wrestling, as well as other recreational activities. The project will include concourse spaces, concessions, restrooms, and mechanical/electrical spaces to support the facility.

The project will be situated on the IU Indianapolis campus immediately south of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hall. It will be a new addition to the IU Indianapolis Sports District, complementing the existing IU Natatorium, National Institute of Fitness and Sport, Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium and IU Indianapolis Softball Complex.

About the Author

Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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