Proj Overview

Project Overview

The Indiana University Stadium consist of six stories and is 130,000 square feet. Precast concrete form-liners were created by taking impressions from actual blocks of limestone. Bands of smooth-faced precast were integrated with the textured areas to help articulate the look of individual stone blocks. The corners of the towers feature panels poured with an invisible cold-formed joint at the outside corner, allowing significant depth to each leg and further creating the illusion of large stone blocks to coordinate with the collegiate gothic limestone architecture of the academic campus.

Cast into the architectural panels is a one-story tall Indiana University logo. Adding further character, the university’s name is also cast into the panels with an incised font. Narrow smooth-faced precast piers rise from the structure’s base, framing curtain wall openings. The addition connects the stadium’s two original sides, forming a bowl shape.

Precast Solution

Precast concrete form liners were used to impart a split-faced limestone-like texture to emulate giant blocks of quarry limestone on this university football stadium addition.


2010 PCI Design AwardsBest Stadium/Arena Honorable Mention
2011 PCI Design AwardsBuilding Award: Best Stadium/Arena
Project Team


RATIO Architects Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. 


Fink, Roberts & Petrie Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. 


Pepper Construction Company of Indiana, LLC, Indianapolis, Ind. 


Indiana University 


Gate Precast Co., Winchester, Ky. 

Precast Specialty Engineer

CSD, Milwaukee, Wis.

Key Project Attributes

  • Precast formliners were used to create a limestone-like texture
  • Bands of smooth-faced precast were used in the textured areas to help articulate the look.
  • One-story tall Indiana University logo cast into the architectural precast panels

Project/Precast Scope

  • 6 stories
  • 130,000 square feet
  • 469 pieces of precast concrete were used