Ross-Ade Stadium is the football stadium on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. The venue is the home of the Purdue Boilermakers football team. Ross-Ade originally opened in 1924, the same year ground was broken on the facility. The original capacity at the venue was 13,500 people. Over the years, the stadium has been renovated, expanded and updated in three different phases. This included adding lights along the way that allowed the Boilermakers to play some exciting and historic night games against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The stadium is named for David Ross and George Ade, the original benefactors who funded the stadium's original construction. Find the best seats at Ross-Ade stadium at StubHub.
What is the Ross-Ade Stadium seating capacity?
The official maximum capacity for football games at Ross-Ade stadium is 57,236 people. Some games have reported a higher attendance when standing room only tickets were included.
Are there wheelchair-accessible seats at Ross-Ade stadium?
Yes. There are wheelchair-accessible seats around the stadium in various sections. Each entry is also ADA compliant. Attendees who have special needs should make arrangements in advance with the Athletics Ticket Office.
Can I bring my child to the game at Ross-Ade stadium?
Ross-Ade Stadium events are all ages, meaning children of all ages are permitted to attend Purdue Boilermakers football games. Children under the age of 2 may attend games without a ticket.
When do gates open at Purdue Boilermakers games?
One game day, the entry gates typically open 90 minutes before the opening kickoff. Certain games, like the Old Oaken Bucket game against Indiana University, may have an earlier time for gate opening. If you have questions about the gate times for a specific event, contact the Athletic Ticketing Office ahead of time.
Are there food options at Ross-Ade Stadium?
There are various concession stands located around the stadium that attendees can take advantage of during Ross-Ade Stadium events. These concession stands sell classic American food like hamburgers, hot dogs, pork tenderloins and more. There are also refreshing beverages. Patrons over the age of 21 may also purchase beer or wine with a valid ID.
Can I bring a bag into Ross-Ade Stadium?
Patrons may bring a bag into Ross-Ade stadium events as long as it is made from clear plastic or vinyl. The bags must be 12 inches by 6 inches or smaller.Back to Top