WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Before Purdue’s spring game on Saturday, Purdue Athletics Director Morgan Burke shared an update on the south end zone project with a group of Boilermaker enthusiasts.
“One is trying to provide a different seating option that will be attractive to some of the young alumns, that’s one. Second one is to bring technology up to the 21st century. So we introduced two new television boards. One in the south on in the north. The one in the south will be the width of the playing field. The one in the north will be comparable to the one in the south today,” said Burke. “We envision a new sound system that will really enhance the fan experience for the people in the stadium. As well as a ribbon boarder around the north horseshoe. Third element of the project is just maintenance. It’s boring stuff, but you know the last time we touched the stadium from a maintenance perspective was 2003. We will need to do some maintenance. So, those are the three major drivers.”
From 2001 to 2003, Ross-Ade underwent a $70 million renovation that at the time made it one of the most attractive and fan-friendly facilities in all of college football.