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Hoosiers plan more work to football stadium, coach says

October 8, 2014

Indiana University is planning to enclose the south end zone at Memorial Stadium, head football coach Kevin Wilson said Wednesday on his weekly radio show.

IU sports websites The Hoosier Scoop and PEEGS.com said Wilson didn't provide a timetable, but said the project would add a new cafeteria and expand the locker rooms.

Hoosier Scoop said Wilson was answering a caller’s question football facilities when he said:

“We’re gonna start a project here that, in time, will kind of close in the south end zone. ... Our infrastructure is awesome. The setup is maybe as good as anyone’s, but in the arms race you never have enough money. … Our place is awesome, but we got to keep re-investing.”

In 2009, IU finished an expansion project at Memorial Stadium that enclosed the north end of the facility. Those improvements provided additional classroom space, a weight training room, Hall of Fame and expanded seating.

The stadium holds 52,929 people but rarely sells out. The Hoosiers averaged 44,352 fans a year ago.
 

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