Memorial Stadium Indiana History
Memorial Stadium in Indiana has been home of the Indiana Hoosiers football team
since it first opened back in 1960. The stadium has been expanded twice during its history, in 1969 and in 2009, and was completely
renovated in 2003 thanks in large part to former Hoosiers standout Trent Green. Each year thousands of fans flock to Memorial
Stadium to see the Hoosiers in action as they take on all of the best teams in the Big 10 and the atmosphere inside the stadium
is nothing short of electric. College football fans owe it to themselves to attend a game at Memorial Stadium even if you
are not a big Hoosiers fan, but tickets to every game at Memorial Stadium sell out quickly so be sure to get yours from StubHub
as soon as possible.
Memorial Stadium Indiana Events
The biggest draw to Memorial Stadium each year is
far ans away Indiana Hoosiers football and the Big 10 is traditionally one of the most hotly contested conferences in all
of college football. This year the Hoosiers have home games against the Indiana State Sycamores, the Maryland Terrapins, the
North Texas Mean Green, the Michigan State Spartans, the Penn State Nittany Lions, and the Purdue Boilermakers. The Hoosiers
will look for support from their biggest fans when they look to make a big move up the Big 10 Conference standings in 2014.
The stadium is also known as The Rock, and it is one of the best places to be on game days during the college football season.
Memorial Stadium also hosts a variety of other events throughout the year so even if college football season is over there
is sure to be something great going on at the stadium. Take a look at Memorial Stadium's schedule of events to see what upcoming
events interest you.
As the capital and most highly populated city in Indiana, Indianapolis
is filled with plenty of things to do for both visitors and residents. If you are there at the right time of year you could
catch an NFL game at state of the art LucasOil Field and watch the Colts take on some of the best teams in the NFL. Hilbert
Circle Theatre is home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and is an amazing place to catch a performance, or if theater
is more your style a visit to Indiana Repertory Theater would be an excellent choice. There are also plenty of museums, galleries
and parks to really get an understanding of the cultural life of Indianapolis during your visit.
Memorial Stadium seats just under 53,000 die hard Indiana Hoosiers fans for all of the biggest games
and there is no better place in the country to enjoy a college football game. Once you leave Memorial Stadium following a
big Hoosiers game you will want to start immediately making plans to return to the stadium to cheer on Indiana.
2005, former IU coach Terry Hoeppner had a limestone boulder installed behind the north endzone in an attempt to start a campus
tradition. The rock is now known as Hep's Rock.