Finally Visiting The Pine Village Gym
It is amazing what you can miss when you are driving. On my various trips to Champaign and Indiana State over the years I must have driven by this very cool old basketball arena hundreds of times. Being behind the school I never saw it. It wasn’t until an article where I saw that it was about to be torn down when I realized what a cool old gem was just a few feet away from a well travelled path for me. This would have been an amazing place to photograph inside and out. Being a little late to the game I settled for making a few photos of the outside of this gym.
How is your bracket looking? Mine is either completely busted or okay depending on how a few games go between when I am writing this and when it will go live. With semi-state basketball in town this past weekend a post showing a classic old Indiana gym seemed like a good idea. I know that it does not make financial sense to keep a place like this upright, but the heart wants to see all of these old classic gyms around for future generations to see. Here are a couple of bonus photos from my short time at this classic gym.