Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl
View of the stadium in 2012
LocationSunset Ave & W. 46th St., Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Coordinates39°50′40″N 86°9′57″W / 39.84444°N 86.16583°W / 39.84444; -86.16583
OwnerButler University
OperatorButler University
Capacity5,647 (seated)
7,500 (approximate with standing room)
SurfaceFieldTurf (installed in 2006)
Opened1928; 96 years ago (1928)
Butler Bulldogs (NCAA; 1928–present)
Indianapolis Daredevils (ASL; 1978–1979)

Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl is a multi-purpose stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It opened in 1928 and is home to the Butler University Bulldogs football and soccer teams. The original seating was 36,000. It held games against the likes of the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame and Red Grange of Illinois.


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In 1955, the seating was reduced to 20,000 with the addition of the Hilton U. Brown Theater, and later renovations dropped seating capacity to below 6,000.

Renovations to the stadium and its landscape have included removal of the Hilton U. Brown Theater in 2004, widening of the sidelines and installation of a synthetic turf playing surface in fall 2005, and the addition of the Apartment Village on the east side of the complex in 2006. A new press box and new seating on the west and east ends of the stadium were completed by 2010, with the student hill at the south end of the Bowl. New lighting was installed by 2011, and new south end seating and the new entrance was scheduled to be completed by 2013. The additional south end seating will bring the seating capacity back up to approximately 7,500.[1] Construction completed on the 2010 phase of the renovation includes the building of a brick press box with multi-use booths and new seating on the west and east sides of the playing surface. The renovation of the facility increased the seating capacity to 5,647 with the addition of new bleacher seats along the west side of the field and a section of seating for visiting fans on the east side. The brick press box is approximately 40 yards long, reaching between the field's two 30-yard lines. The main level has home and visitor radio booths along with private booths for home and visiting coaches. Also, there is an expanded area for game operations and the top-level houses a video booth and an observation deck. [2]

On September 8, 2012, the stadium held its first night football game in over 70 years. The Bulldogs defeated Franklin, 42–14, before a crowd of 4,148.

In 2017, after having been known as the Butler Bowl since its completion, the stadium was renamed the Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl.[3]


See also


  1. ^ Butler Bowl Renovations Underway Archived 2010-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, (Butler Sports), retrieved 08 March 2010.
  2. ^ Butler Bowl Renovations Complete, (Butler Sports), retrieved 27 March 2011.
  3. ^ Woods, David. "Butler Bowl to be renamed after $9.4 million gift". The Indianapolis Star.