Memorial Stadium, also known as The Rock, is a stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. It is primarily used for football, and is the home field of the Indiana Hoosiers. The stadium opened in 1960 as part of a new athletics area at the university and currently has a capacity of 52,929. It replaced the original Memorial Stadium, built in 1925, a 20,000-seat stadium located on 10th Street where the arboretum now stands.Arrange to visit Indiana Memorial Stadium and other attractions in Bloomington using our Bloomington sightseeing site.
The stadium has been renovated or updated multiple times since the original construction, including the replacement of the original wooden seats with aluminum bleachers, installation of sound and lighting systems, and major structural overhauls.
On June 1, 2003, a $3.5 million renovation of the Memorial Stadium press box was completed, which also added 300 indoor club seats and 9 suites. In the summer of 2003, the Hoosier locker room in Memorial Stadium underwent a $250,000 renovation. The facelift to the original 1986 facility included renovating and modernizing the existing space with new carpeting, lighting, and a new bulkhead ceiling along with the installation of custom-built oak wood lockers for 105 football players. The renovation was funded in large part by former Hoosier quarterback Trent Green his wife Julie and philanthropist Ted Derheimer.
A 36 x 91ft HD scoreboard from Daktronics was added to the South End Zone for the 2010 season (which is the 29th largest collegiate scoreboard in the country), along with a state-of-the-art sound system.
Playing surfaceThe field at the stadium was originally natural grass, but this was replaced in 1970 with artificial turf, which was updated to AstroTurf in 1986. The AstroTurf was replaced with grass in 1998, but the field soon reverted to an artificial surface (AstroPlay) in 2003. Heavy rains in June 2008 severely damaged the field, washing away the gravel substrate, and creating a large sinkhole in the south endzone, which led to the installation of a FieldTurf surface. A new FieldTurf Revolution 360 playing surface was installed prior to the 2016 season.
Indiana Memorial Stadium reviews
My daughter and I checked out the stadium on a campus visit. It looked big and pretty cool. She’s hoping to catch some games there this fall. Walking from campus looks pretty easy. more »
This was our first trip to I.U. and we were supporting the visiting team. The stadium was easy to navigate & looked great. The weather prevented us from a long tailgating experience but did enjoy the.... more »
Fantastic stadium!!! Tons of renovations over the past years including 2 video boards and a south end of the stadium! Very cool venue with lots of activities great for kids. No better place to spend Saturday afternoons in the fall than at Memorial Stadium!
This is a great stadium to watch a football game, a little smaller so most seats give a good view! Also, Bloomington is a nice town to walk around and parking was easy with not a whole lot of traffic.
Plan your trip to Bloomington
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Bloomington
Side trips from Bloomington
Hidden gems in Bloomington
Nearby attractions in Bloomington
Museums in Bloomington
Wineries in Bloomington
Trips to Indiana Memorial Stadium by other users
47 days in Columbus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Yellowwood State Forest kidscommons Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum 5 days in Bloomington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES French Lick West Baden Museum Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion) 30 days in Bloomington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Vigo County Public Library Terre Haute Childrens Museum Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University 21 days in New York City, Florida & Bloomington BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA New York City Key West Marathon 22 days in Louisville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Godolphin at Jonabell Farm, home of the Darley stallions Keeneland 24 days in Indianapolis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Lucas Oil Stadium Victory Field Circle Centre Mall