Lawyer puts name on Assembly Hall entry

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Bloomington attorney Ken Nunn will donate $2 million for the renovation of Assembly Hall at Indiana University, where a new south entry plaza will be named Ken Nunn Champions Plaza when the renovated Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall opens in fall 2016.

IU announced the gift in a statement Thursday. Nunn, a personal-injury attorney who operates Ken Nunn Law Office, earned his undergraduate and law degrees at IU.

“IU is a great university and the IU basketball program and its fan deserve the very best,” Nunn said. “It is my honor to support the renovation of Assembly Hall.”

IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass said, “The Ken Nunn Champions Plaza will be a centerpiece to the new Assembly Hall and we are honored that it will bear his name. His gift helps ensure that we are preserving one of the greatest home court advantages in college basketball.”

Renovations will include new and renovated restrooms, improved concession stands, refurbished non-bleacher seats, a new large video board, and the addition of premium seating and hospitality to generate revenues to reinvest in the building’s maintenance, along with other infrastructure improvements.

Nunn also made a gift to support Assembly Hall in 2012 to help fund the installation of 350 aluminum handrails located throughout the seating bowl.

A ceremonial public groundbreaking is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Hall Entry Plaza.

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