In addition, construction of the Irwin indoor practice facility
just northeast of Memorial Stadium is nearing completion,
just in time for Bowl practice sessions late this fall.
All the strength training, all the video review, all the practicing are geared for top-notch performance on the field each Saturday during the fall.
And what better place to play (or watch) football than at Illinois? Memorial Stadium?
From goal line to goal line, it seats more people than any stadium in the United States, and it can accommodate crowds of up to 76,000.
Built in the 1920?s as a memorial to Illinois students killed in World War I, it enjoys a rich history.
Two hundred pillars grace the east and west walls of Memorial Stadium to honor those war dead. The stadium has been wonderfully maintained and renovated over the years. The most recent major projects at the stadium were the new scoreboard AstroTurf and a structural overhaul which were done in the 1990?s.
The pressbox accommodates approximately 300 newspaper and magazine writers, television and radio personnel, as well as scoreboard, PA and statistical crews, and coaches and dignitaries.