Salvage some Hinkle Fieldhouse
seats and install them in parks and
public spaces throughout Indianapolis.
We're working with Butler University and the Indianapolis Parks Department to find homes for 40 seats throughout Indianapolis. Money generated from the public sale of the seats will help fund the installation of seats in the city.
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In the spring of 2014, PUP was approached by Butler University to collaborate on the salvage of seats from the university's historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The host to the movie Hoosiers, Presidents and dignitaries, graduations, and countless basketball games, Hinkle was slated for a renovation, which included new seats.
Given PUP's experience with the Bush Stadium Seat Salvage and subsequent PUPstop Program, we put together a plan to salvage several hundred of the old seats. In early June, we sold some as a fundraiser to raise money to install more of the iconic blue seats in public spaces on campus and around Indianapolis.
The sale attracted large crowds in addition to many media outlets, as PUP and Butler raised awareness about the value in redesigning overlooked resources for public good. The first public seats were installed in August along the Pleasant Run Greenway. Stay tuned as more of these seats appear around Indianapolis!