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Horton Field House

Horton Field House contains 8,000 seats and is home to the Athletics Department and the Redbird Swimming team. It also houses part of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation.

Horton Field House opened as the first major building in West Campus in 1963 and was named after Dr. Clifford Pops Horton, director of the men’s Health and Physical Education Department at Illinois State for 33 years. Dr. Horton served at the University from 1923-1961.

The Horton Pool is located at the west end of the Horton complex and was built for speed. The six-lane pool is where 23 of the 24 Illinois State school swimming records have been set. Through the years, Redbird swimmers have claimed six Midwest Independent titles, three National Independent championships and six conference titles while training at their convenient home. Still considered a ‘fast pool,’ the facility also includes a dry board inside and outside the pool for training, a trampoline, a hot tub for relaxing sore muscles, and inspiring Redbird Spirit decor painted on the walls.

Past Events

August 2016

First Weekend: Chyllabus

Date:
Friday, August 26th 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After a long first week of school, kick back with your friends and enjoy Archery, a Bungee Run, DIY activities, and more! This event is all about chilling out and having a fun first weekend of the semester at ISU! Be sure to keep up to date with the University Program Board (UPB)! Website: http://upb.illinoisstate.edu/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UPB.IllinoisState Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISU_UPB Instagram: http://instagram.com/isuupb If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please contact the University Program Board at (309) 438-8814 with…

First Weekend: PaintU

Start:
Saturday, August 27th 2016
9:00 pm
End:
Sunday, August 28th 2016
12:00 am

PaintU is back! Enjoy the second night of First Weekend with a music DJ and paint! Come dressed and ready for paint being thrown at you while dancing to the music. 200 shirts will be given out! (Rain Location: Brown Ballroom, BSC) Be sure to keep up to date with the University Program Board (UPB)! Website: http://upb.illinoisstate.edu/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UPB.IllinoisState Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISU_UPB Instagram: http://instagram.com/isuupb If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please contact the University Program Board at (309)…

Gamma Phi Circus Recruitment and Open House

Date:
Sunday, August 28th 2016
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Fall 2016 Gamma Phi Circus Recruitment Open Houses will be held at Horton South Gymnasium (directly behind Redbird Arena) on the following dates: Sunday, August 28th from 4-6pm Monday, August 29th from 7-9pm Thursday, Sept 1st from 7-9pm Ever wondered about running away with the circus? Ever wanted to try your hand at juggling, unicycles, tightwire, wall trampoline, Russian Swing, and more??? Gamma Phi Circus Open Houses are your invitation to discover more about our circus, meet our Directors…

Gamma Phi Circus Recruitment and Open House

Date:
Monday, August 29th 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Fall 2016 Gamma Phi Circus Recruitment Open Houses will be held at Horton South Gymnasium (directly behind Redbird Arena) on the following dates: Sunday, August 28th from 4-6pm Monday, August 29th from 7-9pm Thursday, Sept 1st from 7-9pm Ever wondered about running away with the circus? Ever wanted to try your hand at juggling, unicycles, tightwire, wall trampoline, Russian Swing, and more??? Gamma Phi Circus Open Houses are your invitation to discover more about our circus, meet our Directors…

September 2016

Gamma Phi Circus Recruitment and Open House

Date:
Thursday, September 1st 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Fall 2016 Gamma Phi Circus Recruitment Open Houses will be held at Horton South Gymnasium (directly behind Redbird Arena) on the following dates: Sunday, August 28th from 4-6pm Monday, August 29th from 7-9pm Thursday, Sept 1st from 7-9pm Ever wondered about running away with the circus? Ever wanted to try your hand at juggling, unicycles, tightwire, wall trampoline, Russian Swing, and more??? Gamma Phi Circus Open Houses are your invitation to discover more about our circus, meet our Directors…

December 2016

ISU Children’s Holiday Party

Date:
Friday, December 2nd 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Children and grandchildren of ISU faculty, staff, retirees, and students are invited to participate in the Children’s Holiday Party taking place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Horton Field House.

January 2017

Redbird Rally

Date:
Saturday, January 14th 2017
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Enjoy this special ultimate Redbird fan program before the Redbirds take on Wichita State.

April 2017

Behind the Badge

Date:
Tuesday, April 11th 2017
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2017 event: Behind the Badge

December 2017

Children’s Holiday Party

Date:
Friday, December 1st 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Children and grandchildren of all ISU faculty, staff, retirees and students are invited to participate in the Children's Holiday Party taking place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017, at Horton Field House.

October 2018

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Date:
Thursday, October 11th 2018
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

President and Mrs. Larry H. Dietz invite all current faculty, A/P, and Civil Service staff to the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon taking place from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Horton Field House.

Redbird Legacy Family Brunch 2018

Date:
Sunday, October 28th 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Illinois State wants to recognize all legacy families for their continued generational support with a special brunch over Family Weekend 2018.

December 2018

ISU Children’s Holiday Party 2018

Date:
Friday, December 7th 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Children and grandchildren of all ISU faculty, staff, retirees and students are invited to participate in the Children's Holiday Party taking place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Horton Field House. Registration opens Nov. 1.

February 2019

Reggie’s Kids Club Day at Gymnastics

Date:
Friday, February 1st 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Slumber party theme for kids of all ages. Pillowcase giveaway for Reggie's Kids Club members.

April 2019

Illinois State Volleyball vs. DePaul

Date:
Friday, April 26th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Illinois State Volleyball versus DePaul at 6 p.m. in the North Gym of Horton Field House.

December 2019

ISU Children’s Holiday Party registration opens Nov. 1

Date:
Friday, December 6th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration will open on November 1, 2019, for the ISU Children's Holiday Party taking place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Horton Field House. Children and grandchildren of all ISU faculty, staff, retirees, and students are invited to participate in the holiday party.

January 2020

ISU Gymnastics vs. UNH @ 5pm

Date:
Saturday, January 4th
Time:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ISU Gymnastics vs. UNH at 5:00pm in Horton Fieldhouse For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!

ISU Indoor Track Meet

Date:
Friday, January 17th
Time:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

ISU Indoor Track Meet For more information please visit GoRedbirds.com Go Redbirds!