College Stadium Review: Ross-Ade Stadium

The Purdue Boilermakers may not immediately come to mind when fans bring up the powerhouse programs of the Big Ten Conference. But, think about this; the Boilermakers produced Bob Griese who started at quarterback in three Super Bowls and won two with the Miami Dolphins.

Ross-Ade Stadium

Ross-Ade Stadium has been the Boilermakers home since 1924, so all of those great ones played their college games there.

Drew Brees also went to Purdue and won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints. Len Dawson was a Boilermaker quarterback who won the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mike Phipps, Mark Hermann and Jim Everett played quarterback at Purdue and went on to the NFL too. So did Curtis Painter, Kyle Orton, Gary Danielson and Scott Campbell
The Boilermakers are sometimes known as “Quarterback U” because of the many NFL quarterbacks it has produced. So when you go to a game at Ross-Ade Stadium, you could be watching the next great one.
Ross-Ade Stadium has been the Boilermakers home since 1924, so all of those great ones played their college games there. It now holds over 65,000 Purdue fans who will be hoping the team can get back on the winning track in 2015. The seats are all close to the action so when you go to a game at Ross-Ade Stadium you will enjoy a great view of the field.
While inside Ross-Ade Stadium you can enjoy your favorite concession items such as a pork tenderloin sandwich or a Big Boiler Burger. There is also pizza slices, nachos, soft pretzels, waffle fries and ice cream for Dippin Dots.
Purdue is one of the members of the powerful Big Ten Conference, which means they are in the running for one of the college football playoff spots every year. They have won the Big Ten 12 times in their history and have played in 17 bowl games.
The games at Ross-Ade Stadium this season include Indiana State, Virginia Tech, Bowling Green, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana. That is a great home schedule that begins and ends with an in-state rival and also includes two of the great programs in college football in Virginia Tech and Nebraska.
A weekend at a Purdue football game is a great time. You can tailgate with your friends among the thousands of tailgating Black and Gold wearing Boilermakers fans. You can go to a pep rally before the game, watch a great Big Ten football game, then hit Harry’s Chocolate Shot after the game for some dessert.
But if you want to get in on all of the excitement for the 2015 season, act now. Because at 65,000 seats, Ross-Ade Stadium is a rather small stadium for the Big Ten, so tickets will be gone!
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