WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue football fans have been filling the stands at Ross-Ade Stadium this season.
In fact, Purdue sports says it's the largest average home attendance increase in the entire country.
Purdue has seen nearly 12,600 more fans fill the stadium each game this year, compared to last year.
Ross-Ade even sold-out for the first time since 2008.
Senior Associate Athletics Director Tom Schott says ticket sales were strong all season.
He says the fan support helps the players on the field and shows recruits that Boiler Nation is serious about the team.
“It's a credit to so many people. First and foremost the team, the players, the coaches who have worked hard and given fans a reason to come watch us play,” said Schott. “We know we didn't give them a lot to get excited about the last few years. But they certainly responded to the great work that Coach Brohm and his staff have done. But truthfully, the credit goes to the players.”
Saturday's win against IU makes Purdue eligible for a bowl game for the first time since 2012.
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