The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University approved the construction of an indoor practice facility for the University’s Athletics Department.  

The Athletics Indoor Practice Facility will be an air supported structure located on the current football practice field north of Horton Fieldhouse. The facility will feature a 100-yard practice turf football field with a single end zone.  The heated and insulated structure will allow year-round use by Redbird Athletics teams.  

Authority to proceed with construction is contingent upon the verified identification of 70 percent ($8.05 million) of the total $11.5 million project cost. The construction of the facility will be primarily funded through the combination of Auxiliary Facilities System bonds, donor raised funds, and Athletic Department resources. The ongoing annual maintenance, repair and reserve costs will be covered through rental of the space to community groups when not in use by Illinois State University Athletics.