Neely Avenue is the main artery linking the Ball State University Campus to downtown Muncie. The City of Muncie after years of planning and engineering have broken ground on a complete reconstruction consisting of sidewalks and better aesthetics to fit within the motive and connection of Ball State University.
Robert F. Kennedy visited Muncie in May of 1968. The Ball State men’s Gym was selected as the location for Kennedy’s speech; however there was much concern over filling all the seats in the gym. Conversely, the Gym was filled to capacity, with an estimated 9,000 people filling all the seats and the entire playing court, after playing waiting hours for Kennedy’s appearance.
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