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Full details ahead of Indiana football Spring Game



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Indiana football has its spring game on Thursday night and here are all the details you need to know for it. (Chris Conaway/Indiana Athletics)

Indiana football has its spring game on Thursday night — unofficially ushering in the start of the Curt Cignetti era from a fans perspective.

After beginning his Indiana football tenure in December, it’s been full steam ahead for Cignetti and his Indiana staff.

Thursday night will be the first time fans get a look at the ‘new’ Indiana football program.

Teams take the field for warmups at 7:20 pm with the game beginning at 8:00 pm ET.

Below are the full details ahead of Thursday night:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana football program will host the 2024 IU Football Spring Game on Thursday (April 18) inside Memorial Stadium. Admission and parking for the event is FREE and stadium gates open at 6:30 p.m. in preparation for the fans first look at the Hoosiers under first year head coach Curt Cignetti.

The 2024 edition of the IU Football Spring Game will air on the Big Ten Network with Matt Schumacker (pbp), Rhett Lewis (analyst) and Pat Boylan (sideline) calling the game for the network. The contest will feature two 15-minute periods in an offense vs. defense format with each side accumulating points based on the following scoring system.

Touchdown – 6 points
Extra Point – 1 point
Field Goal – 3 points
Turnover Gained – 4 points
Defensive Stop – 3 points
Safety – 2 points

The offense (red uniforms) will occupy the west sideline and the defense (white uniforms) will have the east sideline. The teams will take the field for warmups starting at 7:20 p.m.

General Information/Entry/Parking
Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. with free food and assorted beverages provided while supplies last and performances by the Marching Hundred Pep Band. Fans can also pick up 2024 Indiana Football posters and schedule cards, enter to win various prizes, compete in various games, and take advantage of the 360 Photo Booth.

Fans attending can sit in the east stands only and park in any of the lots surrounding Memorial Stadium, with ADA parking available at Gate 4. Entry into the stadium will be through Gate E2 and E4 only with the Clear Bag Policy in effect. Limited concession stands and beer sales will also be available.

The IU Team Store open its locations on the East Concourse and in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, with both locations available for printing of custom uniforms. As a reminder the team store and all concessions are cashless.

The marketing team will also offer special behind-the-scenes tours of Memorial Stadium. Fans can sign-up for tours in pregame on the east concourse (stadium tours booth near entry 26). For more information about fan activities at the Spring Game, e-mail IU Athletics Marketing at

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.