WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Temporary lights have been installed at Ross-Ade for Saturday's Purdue football game against Notre Dame.
It will be the first night game in two years at the stadium, but with no permanent lights they had to be brought in.
Purdue Associate Athletics Director Tom Schott said the temporary lights are at no cost to Purdue.
Schott said the television company that will broadcast the game coordinates having the lights installed.
Musco Lighting, a company out of Iowa, put up the lights starting on Wednesday and will remove the lights on Sunday.
Schott said permanent lights wouldn't give Purdue more evening games because the television networks and Big Ten Conference determine the kickoff times.
“If you don't have lights, that's in their budget to have lights installed, so the cost to put them in wouldn't make sense economically when there are so many cases where that money could be spent,” said Schott.
Schott said the game is almost a sellout, with less than 3,000 tickets still available.
The game kicks off at 8 p.m.
It's been nearly a month since a tornado damaged Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School, giving faculty the task of helping students transition to their new surroundings.
There were several two hour delays for area schools Thursday morning. As of Thursday evening, there are none for Friday morning.
Donations are being accepted to help around 300 seniors receive a holiday gift.