Now in its 85th season as the home of Purdue football, Ross-Ade Stadium has provided a significant home-field advantage for the Boilermakers under head coach Joe Tiller. From 1997 to 2007, the Boilermakers have posted a 52-18 record – a .743 winning percentage – at Ross-Ade while the average attendance has risen from 45,306 in 1996 (the year before Tiller arrived in West Lafayette) to 65,319 in 2000 (the sixth-largest in school history).
From 2001 to 2003, Ross-Ade underwent a $70 million renovation that has made it one of the most attractive and fan-friendly facilities in all of college football.
A unique alignment of conditions – blistering heat and an aging irrigation system – resulted in the playing surface literally coming up in pieces in the fall of 2005. At the conclusion of the season, a team of experts led by Athletics Director Morgan J. Burke and Tiller set out to chart a long-term solution for the fieldΓÇª Cont – Ross-Ade Stadium Official Site