MOLLENKOPF ATHLETIC CENTER Mollenkopf

Directions
Mollenkopf Athletic Center (1225 Northwestern Avenue)

From Indianapolis
Take I-65 North to State Road 25 (exit 175).
Take a left on State Road 25, towards Lafayette, for approximately 1 mile.
Turn right on Sagamore Parkway. Stay on Sagamore for approximately 2 miles to Yeager Road (fourth stoplight).
Turn left on Yeager Road.
Follow ensuing roundabout (approximately 0.25 miles) to Northwestern Avenue.
Follow Northwestern Avenue for approximately 0.5 mile. Parking for Mackey Arena, Holloway Gymnasium, Lambert Fieldhouse, Mollenkopf Athletic Center and the Football Performance Complex is on the right.

From Chicago
Take I-65 South to State Road 43 (exit 178).
Turn right off ramp.
Follow State Road 43 approximately 7 miles to the fourth stoplight (State Road 26 West/State Street).
Turn right on State Road 26.
Turn right at second stoplight (Grant Street).
Follow Grant Street to next stoplight.
Turn left on Northwestern Avenue.
Follow Northwestern Avenue for approximately 0.5 mile. Parking for Mackey Arena, Holloway Gymnasium, Lambert Fieldhouse, Mollenkopf Athletic Center and the Football Performance Complex is on the left.


The Mollenkopf Athletic Center, built in 1990 at a cost of $10.3 million, has a full indoor practice football field plus spacious sidelines - totaling 92,400 square feet - and reaches 86 feet high at the peak. The two-story weight training room covers nearly 14,000 square feet.

In 1994, the third floor and the mezzanine were completed, giving Purdue one of the finest facilities in the nation. The completion of the Mollenkopf Center was made possible by Howard R. "Monk" Kissell, Class of 1931, who provided the majority of the $1 million cost.

The original AstroTurf was replaced with FieldTurf in 2006 and again in 2017. The field was named for Richard, Alice and Kimra Schleicher, who made the lead gift for its refurbishment in 2006.

The exterior of the Mollenkopf Center was repainted in 2017.

BIMEL PRACTICE COMPLEX

The Bimel Practice Complex, which features two lighted 100-yard fields - one Bermuda grass to match the surface in Ross-Ade Stadium and one FieldTurf - was built in 2009 and resides north of the football performance complex. It was named for longtime Purdue Athletics benefactor Carl Bimel in 2012.

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