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title:

Construction of 10th Street Memorial Stadium

image number:

P0031153

description:

This image appears on page 137 of the 1925 Arbutus yearbook.

Some facts about the 10th Street Memorial Stadium (according to pages 20 and 21 of the November 21, 1925 Indiana vs. Purdue football program):

Cost of construction was $250,000.

Donors consisted of 14,000 alumni, students and friends of IU.

The stadium is a memorial to the IU soldiers of four wars, particularly to commemorate the memory of 52 former students who lost their lives and the 2,800 who served in World War I.

21,742 permanent seats; 30,000 temporary capacity; 12,660 reserved seats along the sides of the field; 7,776 reserved seats in the curve of the horseshoe; 1,306 box seats; and a press box capacity of 80.

Construction began in 1923 and completed in May of 1925.

200 men employed in the construction.

Outer length of horseshoe: 1,400 feet.

Quarter mile track with a 220-yard straightaway along the southern side of the field extending out from the stadium to the west.

28 rows of seats.

9 exits from the grounds and 34 gates from the stadium.

100 ushers required to handle a capacity crowd.

Leslie Colvin of Indianapolis was the Supervising Contractor.

Osborne Engineering Company was the Architect.

date taken:

1925 May 25

accession number:

2361

building name:

Memorial Stadium, 10th Street (1925)

topic:

Construction

topic:

Football

topic:

Stadiums

topic:

Track athletics

topic:

Exterior

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Memorial Stadium (10th Street)

folder:

Construction