The Campaign for Hinkle Fieldhouse - History, Heart, Hinkle
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Planned Renovations

Extending Building Life

May-December 2012

Repairs to Hinkle Fieldhouse exterior, including:

  • 282,000 bricks tuck-pointed.
  • 9,734 windowpanes replaced with energy-efficient glass.
  • Updates to electricity, plumbing, other utilities.

Improving Student-Athlete Experience

April-October 2013

Reconstruction of Hinkle natatorium into 17,700 square feet of facilities, including:

  • Butler's first dedicated academic center for student-athletes.
  • Larger strength and conditioning room.
  • New sports medicine center with hydrotherapy unit.

Remodeling of existing locker rooms for volleyball, men's, and women's basketball, including:

  • Updated layouts, fixtures, furnishings.
  • New team meeting rooms with video screens.

Expansion of Wildman Room hospitality suite.

More Fan-Friendly Experience


  • More chair-back arena seating.
  • New scoreboard with video playback capability.
  • Added restrooms including family restrooms.
  • Widening of south (front) concourse.
  • Kiosks marking historic moments in Hinkle Fieldhouse.
  • Third floor of the Hinkle natatorium remodeled into administrative and coaches offices.
  • Athletic Annex on 52nd Street will be remodeled and utilized for coaching offices.