WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Replacing the south end stands isn’t the only change going on at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Grounds officials were also resurfacing the field. Crews were out Thursday laying down a new layer of Bermuda grass.
It’s the first time they’ve had to resurface the field since 2007. This year’s cold winter and mild spring damaged most of the field.
Purdue sports turf crew Brian Bornino said the cooler temperatures also made it difficult to get the resources needed to resurface the field.
“It was hard to get seed because of people needing seed — that was also hard to come by. We were actually lucky to get them to come out today because the machines and the sod farms have been booked,” said Bornino
In order for the grass to grow, Bornino said the grass needs temperatures to stay near 100 degrees and be fed lots of water. Bornino said they should see how the grass responds in about a week.