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The Indiana Football program revealed to the public a completed Terry Tallen Football Complex for the first time today. The facility was first announced back in April of 2018 and has been under construction for a number of months since. Impressively the Indiana Athletics department has been able to turn out yet another major facility-addition project in record time.
Terry Tallen, a two-time former Indiana football captain that played for the Hoosiers from 1977 to 1980, provided a $2 million donation to support the funding of the facility and was announced as the largest donation to the university by a former football player. Indiana Football recognized his generosity by permanently naming the complex after him.
The 25,000+ square feet newly renovated area will sit underneath the stands of Memorial Stadium on the west side and includes a number of newly renovated areas including:
- Trent and Julie Green Locker Room
- Coaches’ Locker Room
- Team Lounge
- Recruiting Area
- Equipment Room
- Dr. John M. Miller Training
The addition of the complex is following a long list of newly completed facilities across all Indiana Athletics programs. Within the football program, the Hoosiers completed the closing off of the South End Zone and revealed a 120,000 square-foot Excellence Academy that is currently being used by a number of programs and has the mission of supporting student-athlete wellness.
At the corner of 17th and Fee, Wilkinson Hall was opened in January of this year and will become the new home of Indiana Wrestling and Indiana Volleyball. The 3,000 seat facility intends to replace University Gym, which was the previously habitat of the two programs. The multi-use facility has been adapted for another of other uses, including serving as another basketball site during Archie Miller’s team camps in Bloomington.
Of course, the men’s basketball team received renovations and a new name for Assembly Hall with the completion of the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall project. More recently, the team also got to use a newly opened Roberts Family Team Facility inside the hall. Access to a new Andy Mohr Locker Room, a new players lounge known as the Oladipo Zeller Legacy Lounge, and a new training area dedicated to legendary IU athletics trainer Tim Garl.