Indiana Officially Dedicates the Terry Tallen Football Complex

Image: Matt Weaver

Image: Matt Weaver

IU Athletics Release


Oct. 11, 2019

Bloomington, Indiana – Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass presided over the official dedication of the Terry Tallen Indiana Football Complex Friday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. This multi-million dollar, 25,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility is the latest example of IU Athletics’ ongoing investments in its football facilities.

The new facility is named after IU football alum and two-time team captain Terry Tallen, whose $2 million gift to the “For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign” is the largest gift ever provided to IU by a former football player.  

“We are very excited to dedicate this beautiful new space and very grateful to Terry and his family for helping make this day a reality,” said Glass. “The Terry Tallen Indiana Football Complex provides our players, coaches, and staff with a dedicated, football team area that rivals any other in the Big Ten. For more than a decade, IU Athletics has dedicated itself to consistently investing in our football facilities, and this beautiful new space is the icing on the cake of the more than $110 million in investments that we have made.”

The Terry Tallen Indiana Football Complex is solely dedicated to the Indiana Football team. Located in Memorial Stadium and adjacent to the playing surface, the facility includes a dramatic and extensive expansion and renovation of the Trent and Julie Green Locker Room; a new spacious team and recruiting lounge that includes a nutrition center, big screen TVs, video play stations, over-sized leather chairs, ping pong tables, and a pool table; equipment room; coaches' locker room; hydrotherapy center; the renovated and expanded Dr. John M. Miller Training Room; and new branding, pictures, and graphics throughout the complex.  

The team moved into the complex Aug. 13. 

In addition to Glass, others making remarks at the dedication included IU Football Coach Tom Allen; Senior Associate Athletic Director and former IU Football All-American Anthony Thompson; senior wide receiver Nick Westbrook; and former IU Football captain, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Terry Tallen.

Terry Tallen came to IU after an All-State high school career in Hamilton, Ohio. He played for the Hoosiers and Coach Lee Corso from 1978-80, was elected team captain in 1979 and 1980, and helped lead IU Football to its first-ever bowl game victory in the 1979 Holiday Bowl. 

Since graduating from the Kelley School of Business in 1982, Tallen has gone on to a highly-successful career in real estate investment and development. He founded Tallen Capital Partners LLC in 2001, and remains the company’s Chairman and CEO.

In addition to his professional successes, Tallen has been a loyal and active Indiana University alumnus including giving his time, talent and treasure back to his alma mater. In recognition of his lifetime commitment, he was awarded Indiana University's highest honor for past letter winners, the Z.G. Clevenger Award, in 2016. In 2008, Terry established the Terry Tallen Football Leadership Scholarship given each year to a team captain. Terry co-chaired the IU Holiday Bowl scholarship fund in 1999 raising $100,000 for this annual scholarship. Under his leadership and as a component of the funding, every player, trainer, coach and administrator received a Holiday Bowl Championship ring.  Terry is also an advisory board member and frequent guest lecturer at the Kelley School of Business Center for Real Estate Studies and speaks at athletic and leadership related events and charities.