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|Location||N Main St & W Locust St Normal, IL 61761|
|Renovated||1969 (added turf)|
|Owner||Illinois State University|
|Operator||Illinois State University|
|Construction cost||$20 million (renovations)|
|Architect||BDMD Architects (renovations)|
Opened in 1963 and named after former Illinois State's athletic director Dr Howard Hancock. In 1969, Hancock Stadium became Illinois's first college stadium that featured artificial turf as its playing surface. The artificial turf was replaced and a new scoreboard was installed, but due to a history of ineffective university administrators, these are the only noteworthy upgrades in the nearly forty-five year history of the facility.
 Hancock Stadium - The Renovation
In 2000 the Kaufman Football Building was opened. This facility is now the home to the players and coaches. In recent years, Redbird football has enjoyed a resurgence of spirit and success, all bringing attention to the ailing facility. Under the leadership of athletic director (Gary Friedman) and university president (Dr. Al Bowman), plans detailing the Hancock Stadium Stadium renovations were unveiled in 2011.
The plans boast upgrades to the design of the new east-side grandstand. Bleacher-back seating on the entire new east-side grandstand. Wide and spacious concourse. Entirely new concession and restroom facilities. Premium seating options, including 500+ chairback club seats, 5,500 sq. ft. Indoor club accessible to club seat holders and 7 suites. State-of-the-art press level above the indoor club. Redbird Team Store where fans can purchase ISU gear. Brand new ticket office to improve your experience on game days. New sound system and scoreboard (if funding allows). Newly renovated Hancock Stadium's capacity will be approximately 15,000.  The estimated cost of the Hancock Stadium renovation is $20 million.
In the summer of 2011, the south bleachers of the stadium were removed to potentially start the first phase of renovations. Also fiberglass bleachers are a thing of the past, as new metal bleachers were installed on the west side of Hancock Stadium in August 2011.
One potential pitfall of moving the home side of Hancock to the east is that fans, media and suites would be looking into various stages of sunlight. Seating after completion of the initial phase would be about 15,000, The estimated cost of the Hancock Stadium renovation is $20 million. 
 Eye to the Future
The design of the new east-side grandstand takes into account possible future growth and expansion.
 Big Red Marching Machine
Each October, the stadium hosts the Illinois Invitational High School Band Championship where scores of high school marching bands compete for the state title.
- "No. 19 Redbirds Set To Open Season vs. Dayton". Illinois State University Department of Athletics. August 29, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- Illinois State to replace Hancock Stadium south bleachers, WJBC, April 26, 2011