Ross-Ade Stadium (STDM)
Ross-Ade Stadium, the home of Boilermaker football, is nestled on the northern edge of the Purdue campus. Fans come ready for a day’s worth of excitement. Pregame activities start three hours before kickoff.
Boilermaker Crossing, located in the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza, is a free pop-up party where fans can meet team members, listen to music, play inflatable games and enjoy the (adults-only) beer garden. Tailgating is popular on game day, too. An indoor tailgate option with plenty of food and drink is available at Pete'sPregame at J. Nine, located inside Mackey Arena. The Ross-Ade Field Pass gives fans access to the North End Zone field-level plaza to watch pregame warmups. And don’t forget the traditional pregame performance of Purdue’s “All-American” Marching Band on Slayter Hill, amping up fans 90 minutes before kickoff.
For details about attending Boilermaker football games, including tickets and parking, visit the online ticket office.
History. Ross-Ade was dedicated Nov. 22, 1924, in a game against rival Indiana University, which the Boilermakers won, 26-7. The stadium is named for its two principal benefactors, alumnus David E. Ross, former president of the Board of Trustees, and George Ade, a playwright and humorist. Ross conceived the idea for the stadium and selected the site. He and Ade purchased and presented to the University the 65-acre tract on which the stadium is located.
Did you know? Under the Ross-Ade field is the Prescription Athletic Turf (PAT) system, a network of pipes and pumps that extract water from the grass. The PAT system keeps the field playable and virtually divot-proof, even during rainstorms.
Did you know? Total seating capacity, including non-ticketed individuals, is 60,716.
Did you know? Fans can request gameday “shoutouts,” special messages to loved ones, on the stadium’s electronic signage.