Countdown to kickoff: Purdue fans share plans for game day

With all the restrictions due to COVID-19, News 18 wanted to know how fans plan to watch and celebrate.

Posted: Oct 20, 2020 4:36 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2020 12:58 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLF) — We're less than five days away from Purdue's first home football game of the season.

The Boilermakers are set to face off against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Ross Ade Stadium.

As WLFI has reported, only family of players and coaches are allowed in the stands.

Fans will also not be allowed to tailgate.

With all the restrictions due to COVID-19, News 18 wanted to know how fans plan to watch and celebrate.

Those we spoke with are comfortable staying home and watching with friends.

"It's more about the safety of others and who you're around," Purdue fan Juskai Hardy. "We're probably going to be watching it on television.

"We've still got to watch the game," said Purdue fan Michael Stults. "We've still got to be social distancing, but we're actually going to have to hang out together and watch the game. I mean, that's just life."

Kick-off is Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

We'll have highlights from the game that evening on News 18 Weekend Report.

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