Gladstein Fieldhouse

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Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse
Former names New Fieldhouse
Location E 17th & N Fee Ln
Bloomington, IN 47405
Owner Indiana University
Operator Indiana University
Capacity 9,000 (approx., former)
Surface Mondo-surface banked track, Mondo Super-X infield
Construction
Broke ground 1958
Opened 1960
Construction cost $1,694,725
Tenants
Indiana Hoosiers
(track & field - current)
(basketball - former)

The Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse, also known as the New Fieldhouse, is an on-campus indoor track and field complex on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. From 1960–1971 it also served as the home of the Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team.

History[edit]

The Fieldhouse was originally planned to be a state-of-the-art modern basketball arena for the school's basketball team, which had been playing at the Old IU Fieldhouse.[1] However, as the project's commencement dragged on, the allocated money was redirected to a new football stadium. As a result, the plans were revised to be an interim basketball facility that would be handed over to other sports after a suitable permanent basketball arena was constructed.[1] The Fieldhouse cost $1,694,725 to build and was opened in 1960 along with Memorial Stadium as part of the school's new athletic plant. Although it was initially planned to host basketball games for just a few years, Indiana's NCAA probation (due to football violations) set the university back financially. Moreover, after coach Branch McCracken retired, the basketball team fell on hard times. As a result, the basketball team spent eleven years (until 1971) in the Fieldhouse before the construction of Assembly Hall.[1]

The New Fieldhouse was host to the two greatest scoring games in Indiana basketball history when Jimmy Rayl scored 56 points against Minnesota on January 27, 1962, and then scored another 56 against Michigan State on February 23, 1963.[1] The first game was an Indiana win over Indiana state 80-53 on December 3, 1960. The last game was a 103-87 season-ending loss to Illinois on March 13, 1971.[1]

In the summer of 1972, a Tartan track surface was installed at a cost of $280,000. In 1997, the fieldhouse was renamed for Harry Gladstein, a 1931 graduate and former student manager for the track team. His family's $1 million donation allowed for a Mondo Super-X surface to be installed in the fieldhouse.[2] In 2006, a Mondo-surface banked track was installed in the fieldhouse. This track had previously been installed in the RCA Dome and used for the inaugural 1987 IAAF Indoor World Championships and the NCAA Division I and II indoor track championships held annually through 1999.

The Fieldhouse also played host to the prestigious NIKE Indoor High School Track & Field Championship in 2000 and has hosted five (1975, 1982, 1990, 2000, 2007) Big Ten Conference Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships and five (1982, 1986, 1993, 2003, 2009) Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Track and field facility records[3][edit]

Event Mark Athlete Team Date
Men's 60 meter hurdles 7.51 Terrence Trammel Doyle Mgmt 2/17/2006
Women's 60 meter hurdles 8.02 Perdita Felicien University of Illinois 3/02/2003
Men's 60 meter dash 6.58 Terrence Trammel Doyle Mgmt 2/17/2007
Ryan Shields O.F.F. Track Club 1/30/2010
Women's 60 meter dash 7.21 Rachelle Boone Indiana University 3/1/2003
Men's 200 meter dash 21.17 John Story Indiana State University 1989
Women's 200 meter dash 23.24 Holli Hyche Indiana State University 2/19/1993
Men's 400 meter dash 46.39 Antonio McKay Georgia Tech 1985
Women's 400 meter dash 52.23 Mary Wineberg Nike-Indiana 1/25/2008
Men's 600 meters 1:16.28 Lesiba Masheto University of Illinois 2/25/2007
Women's 600 meters 1:29.16 Molly Beckwith Indiana University 1/24/2009
Men's 800 meters 1:47.82 Boaz Lalang Rend Lake College 2/1/2008
Women's 800 meters 2:03.01 Molly Beckwith Saucony 2/12/2011
Men's 1000 meters 2:22.08 Owen Hamilton Schul Racing 1984
Men's Mile 3:56.17 Jim Spivey Athletics West 1984
Women's Mile 4:31.37 Andre Everett Purdue University 1986
Men's 3000 meters 7:48.35 Andrew Bayer Indiana University 1/21/2011
Women's 3000 meters 9:08.42 Stephanie Herbst University of Wisconsin 1986
Men's 5000 meters 13:39.54 Diego Estrada Northern Arizona University 12/9/2011
Women's 5000 meters 15:57.1 Michelle Dekkers Indiana University 1/21/1989
Men's High Jump 2.31 meters Mark Reed University of Houston 1988
Women's High Jump 1.87 meters Connie Teaberry Goldwin Track Club 2/6/1993
Men's Long Jump 8.26 meters Charlton Ehizuelen University of Illinois 3/7/1975
Women's Long Jump 6.48 meters Rose Richmond Indiana University 2003
Hyless Fountain Nike 2/11/2011
Men's Triple Jump 16.89 meters Jan Cado North Central 1989
Women's Triple Jump 13.0 meters Tania Longe Unknown 2/28/1997
Men's Pole Vault 5.66 meters Mark Buse Indiana University 2/12/1994
Women's Pole Vault 4.21 meters Natalya Bartnovskaya Vincennes University 1/29/2011
Mackenzie Fields University of Cincinnati 2/11/2011
Men's Shot Put 21.38 meters Mike Lehman University of Illinois 1982
Women's Shot Put 18.00 meters Faith Sherrill Indiana University 1/8/2011
Men's Weight Throw 23.36 meters Cory Martin Nike 1/23/2010
Women's Weight Throw 24.57 Brittany Riley Southern Illinois University 1/26/2007
Men's 4x400 meter relay 3:11.07 Unknown University of Minnesota 2/27/2007
Women's 4x400 meter relay 3:38.89 Unknown University of Illinois 2/3/2007
Men's 4x800 meter relay 7:30.50 Unknown Murray State University 1978
Women's 4x800 meter relay 8:49.71 Unknown Indiana University 1988
Men's Distance Medley Relay 9:30.78 Stockberger, Vaughn, Holahan, Bayer Indiana University 2/11/2011
Women's Distance Medley Relay 11:29.93 McCarthy, Vallar, Caldwell, Kinney Grand Valley State University 1/29/2011
Heptathlon 5861 points Jake Arnold Asics 3/7/2010
Pentathlon 4544 points Diane Pickler Asics 3/6/2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hiner, Jason (2005). Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia. United States: Sports Publishing. p. 446. ISBN 1-58261-655-8. 
  2. ^ http://indiana.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1051990
  3. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ind/sports/m-track/auto_pdf/GladRecords.pdf

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