Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass break ground on Wilkinson Hall.
The indoor arena will be constructed for the volleyball and wrestling programs next to Cook Hall on Fee Lane. The 3,000-seat facility will have permanent grandstands on the east and west sides, with telescoping bleachers on the north and south sides.
Concessions and ticketing will be in the grand lobby. The arena will accommodate volleyball/wrestling events as well as special events such as summer basketball camps. Also included in the project will be volleyball and wrestling home-team locker rooms, visitor locker rooms and volleyball offices.
Wilkinson Hall will enable IU Athletics, consistent with the University's master plan, to move the volleyball and wrestling team's competitive venue from the University Gym at 10th Street and the 45/46 Bypass to the athletics campus adjacent to the east side of Cook Hall. This location will give student-athletes better access to athletic and academic services provided by the department and better proximity to student housing.