Ross-Ade Stadium is ready for renovations

Ross-Ade Stadium has been home to Purdue Boilmakers since 1924 and will soon be renovated.

Posted: Jul 30, 2019 6:32 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Ross-Ade Stadium has been home to Purdue Boilermakers since 1924 and will soon be renovated.
Senior Associate Athletics Director Tom Schott says fans are excited to see Ross-Ade re-imagined.

"It's about attracting future boilermakers recruits whether they're student-athletes or general on-campus students- we want to make a stadium that generations can be proud of," said Schott.

In January, Purdue released a survey for fans to see what they would want the stadium to look like in the future.
"We got 12,000 responses which we thought was awesome to get that much interest in Ross-Ade Stadium," said Schott

The new features that will be completed this year include a Tyler Trent memorial unveiled by President Mitch Daniels. The memorial will be placed by the area where Trent would camp out for football games.

Purdue Student Michael Feller was proud to hear his school was honoring the late student.

"It just makes me happy to hear someone as infamous as Trent to have a memorial dedicated towards him," stated Feller.

The memorial along with a new ribbon board located on the north end zone will be unveiled on opening day.
"I think it'll be cool to have a new experience of the scoreboard and just having more space to just see all the replays," added Feller.

An avid Purdue Football fan Hannah Bentley says she has ideas for the future renovations.
"The metal benches are hot maybe just make them a little more spacious so we're not all just cramped in there," said Bentley.

Schott says it's too early to say what overall the renovations will be, but that they will cost roughly around 100 million dollars.

"We’ve got to make sure it is done tastefully, it's all about what the fans want to see," added Schott.

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