Butler Selling Seats from Hinkle Fieldhouse
You might be able to take home some seats from Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Butler University is selling some of the seats removed from the historic fieldhouse as part of its renovation for $100 each. Butler season ticket holders will have first crack at the seats starting at 1p.m., with the remainder available for the general public beginning at 11am on Saturday. The way it is broken down is that some pieces are one seat, some are two seats connected or three seats connected," said Mike Freeman, associate athletic director at Butler. "There's around 200 total products."
The seats are not original to the arena built in 1927. They were added during a previous renovation. "These are some of the seats that were in the lower level for the last 25 years, from 1989 through 2014," said Freeman.
Butler has partnered with the People For Urban Progress (PUP), which will split the proceeds with the university - Butler will use its share on the $34 million Hinkle renovation, which is scheduled to be completed in October. PUP is also getting some of the seats that have been removed and will turn them into IndyGo bus stop seats; they did the same with old seats from Bush Stadium in Indianapolis when the old ballpark was turned into an apartment complex.
"We're going to have some additional Hinkle history items for sale for season ticket holders, and this won't be the last event where we will be selling some items," said Freeman. The sale will take place at the Center for Urban Ecology's farm on the Butler campus, which is next to the intramural fields.