Indiana's Fred Glass: 'We will essentially be opening a new Memorial Stadium this fall'
Indiana’s 2018 college football season got off to a productive start.
On Saturday, the Hoosiers traveled to play Florida International and came away with a 38-28 victory. The home opener for Indiana is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 against Virginia.
When the Hoosiers do host the Cavaliers, everyone will be impressed. Sure, the football product on the field will be fun to watch, but Indiana’s Memorial Stadium will do the impressing as well.
On Aug. 28, Indiana athletic director Fred Glass met with the media and talked about improving the game experience for fans at Memorial Stadium. The stadium itself has received a number of improvements over the offseason and coach Tom Allen has taken note:
Beautiful completion to the South End Zone!!!!! #LEO #RaiseTheFlag #Finish pic.twitter.com/ZQaIcDIpNP
— Coach Tom Allen (@CoachAllenIU) September 2, 2018
The south end zone got a number of improvements, as did the rest of the stadium. Improvements include new video boards, improved accessibility, new premium seating and hospitality, among others.
Indiana’s release on each of the improvements — including all of Glass’ and Allen’s comments can be read here.
Here is some of what Glass said last week:
“Football is a critical component of IU Athletics, not only as a program, but for the department and university as well,” Glass said. “2018 will be a transformative year for improvements to Indiana Football and the gameday experience. I am very pleased with the dynamic leadership that Tom Allen has brought to the program and very excited about this team as we head into year two of the Allen Era.
“It is not an overstatement to say that we will essentially be opening a new Memorial Stadium this fall.”