Irrigation line break causes sinkhole at Ross-Ade Stadium


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue Athletics hasn’t had the best luck with water lines recently.

Over the weekend, an irrigation line broke at Ross-Ade Stadium flooding a section of the south end zone and causing a sinkhole.

A few pictures were tweeted out by the Purdue sports turf crew, and several national sites latched onto the story. In the end, structurally, it doesn’t appear to be a big deal.

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Communications Tom Schott says the hole will be fully repaired on Wednesday, which means Purdue’s next home game on Oct. 15 against Iowa will be unaffected.