Ross-Ade field resurfaced

Ross-Ade field resurfaced after cold winter and spring.
Ross-Ade field resurfaced after cold winter and spring.

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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