Ross-Ade Stadium at Purdue University

2nd in our 32 Stadiums in 32 Days series is a stadium where the College Tanks staff has spent many a Saturday: Ross-Ade Stadium at Purdue University. Located in West Lafayatte, Indiana, Ross-Ade may not be as big as some of its Big Ten contemporaries, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in heart. Or something. Definitely not in conference victories.


Located on the northern edge of the campus, Ross-Ade Stadium celebrates its 93rd season as the home of Boilermaker Football in 2016. Built in 1924, Ross-Ade is named for David E. Ross and George Ade, the big money behind the operation. It's inaugural game was held on November 22, 1924 versus the Boilermakers' interstate rival Indiana University Hoosiers in front of a crowd of 13,500. Since then the official capacity has grown to over 57,000, with attendance peaking at over 71,000 in a November 22, 1980 game, against Indiana in a rematch of the inaugural game exactly 56 year prior.

Through the 2015 season, Purdue has an all-time record of 276-179-13 in Ross-Ade, a .604 winning percentage, partially on the backs of quarterback legends Bob Griese, Drew Brees, and, of course, the legend that is Kyle Orton.  Boiler Up!