Andrew Rousner


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Bart Kaufman Field

Indiana University football fans pack Memorial Stadium on a chilly, autumn Saturday. On a cold, winter night in Bloomington, Indiana, thousands of fans flood into a sold out Assembly Hall. But, baseball fans sit in the stands of the new Bart Kaufman Field surrounded by nearly a thousand empty seats.

Former IU baseball player, Bart Kaufman, made a generous donation of $2.5 million to begin the funding for a brand new baseball stadium. This was a major upgrade for the team considering their former stadium was nothing special. Associate athletic director for budget and finance at IU, Scott Joraanstad described the old stadium as, “just a big bleacher behind home plate, the facility wasn’t anything special.” This new 2,500-seat stadium and artificial turf field was definitely an improvement and guaranteed to attract more fans to come out …
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