Hinkle Fieldhouse Renovation

Hinkle Fieldhouse Renovation

Indianapolis, Indiana

Once the country’s largest basketball arena, Hinkle Fieldhouse remains an iconic part of Indiana’s basketball legacy. The facility played host to the legendary Indiana high school basketball tournament depicted in the 1986 movie Hoosiers as well as the actual Indiana basketball state finals until 1971.


RATIO as Executive Architect in association with AECOM.
Butler University
201,274 SF

We enhanced and updated this National Historic Landmark with an extensive interior and exterior renovation – restoration of the exterior brick masonry and steel sash windows; seating bowl improvements; a new sports media room, spirit shop and VIP club room; installation of a new scoreboard; and an overall concourse renovation with improved wayfinding and graphics.

Re-programmed team spaces such as new locker rooms and offices for men’s and women’s basketball; locker rooms for football, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer and golf; a new team facility for strength training, physical therapy, hydrotherapy and academic success; and an administrative suite benefit both Butler’s student-athletes and the entire University Athletics Department.

The enhanced, LEED Gold facility effectively maintains the “magic of Hinkle” while improving the overall fan and student-athlete experiences.