WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Trustees gave approval on Friday to plans to renovate Ross-Ade Stadium. They also approved the planning, financing, constructing and awarding of a construction contract for a new video board in the south end zone and signed off on several other campus construction projects.
Bill Sullivan, Purdue treasurer and chief financial officer, will now work to find an architectural/engineering firm to provide planning services for the Ross-Ade renovation project. The project's goal is to enhance the stadium's appearance and the game-day experience for fans.
The new south end zone video board will be replaced with a larger and clearer video board. Demolition of the current board is expected to begin in December 2019 following the 2019 regular football season, with the new video board in place by summer 2020.
Trustees also approved various repair and rehabilitation projects on the West Lafayette campus, including bathroom renovations in Shreve Residence Hall; sewer replacement and bathroom repairs in Hillenbrand Residence Hall; chilled water line replacement in the southeast area of campus east of Lynn Hall; heating, ventilation and air conditioning replacement, window replacement and overhead door repairs at the Purdue University Airport; window and stage lift replacements and elevator repairs in Stewart Center; classroom renovations in the Steven C. Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, the Biochemistry Building, Electrical Engineering Building and Veterinary Pathology Building; and restroom renovations in the Electrical Engineering Building.