About Hinkle Fieldhouse
Hinkle Fieldhouse has reigned as one of the
nation's great sports arenas for more than six decades. The classic
facility was constructed in 1928 and has stood the test of
time, maintaining the splendor, character and atmosphere that makes
it one of the nation's most famous basketball arenas.
The Fieldhouse, which remained virtually unchanged for more than
60 years, received a major facelift during the summer of 1989. The
renovation was geared toward upgrading the facility, while
retaining the history and nostalgia of the home of "Hoosier
Since the Fieldhouse opened in 1928, no other facility in
Indiana has accommodated so many people over so long a period and
for so many different purposes.
Hinkle Fieldhouse has hosted:
- Addresses by seven U.S. presidents, a Nobel Laureate and other
- A barracks for military trainees during WWII.
- Games played by basketball greats John Wooden, Oscar Robertson,
George McGinnis and Larry Bird.
- U.S. Olympic Basketball Trials, Indiana Pacers games and the
first ABA All-Star Games.
- Indoor track meets, the Roller Derby, a six-day bike race and
- Jesse Owens' run to tie the 60-yard world indoor record.
- The Billy Graham Crusade, Sonja Henie Ice Show and a three-ring
- Lectures, concerts and commencements.
- The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) basketball
championships from 1928-1971
- Filming for the movie "Hoosiers," recreating the "Milan
Miracle" from the IHSAA 1954 championship game.