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Ross-Ade Stadium (West Lafayette, Ind.)



  • Existence: 1924-

Historical Information

Ross-Ade Stadium opened in 1924. Named after famed Purdue alumni David E. Ross and George Ade, the stadium was intended for athletic contests and physical and military training. Its dedication occurred November 22, 1924, in a game against Purdue's rival Indiana University. The Boilermakers won the game 26-7. From 2001 to 2003 Ross-Ade Stadium underwent a major renovation, adding seating, concessions, and an upper deck on the east side of the stadium. Multiple other renovations have occurred since the intitial stadium construction.


Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue University Facilities and Buildings Historic Database. Accessed March 7, 2019.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue University Athletics collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 160
Abstract The collection was created by various donors over the years, some unknown, and it features Purdue University athletics; includes artifacts, booklets, brochures, clippings, Women’s Athletics Association constitution and bylaws, handbooks, newsletters, newspapers featuring stories about the 1947 bleacher collapse, posters, photographs, 1967 and 2001 Rose Bowl press releases and marketing material, programs, records, scrapbooks, scorecards from the earliest years, statistics, tickets and...

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management collection of Purdue photographs and memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 82
Abstract Photographs and artifacts documenting Purdue history and Hospitality and Tourism Management Department events.

Ross-Ade Stadium records

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 60, Placement: 01
Identifier: UA 112
Scope and Contents The Ross-Ade Stadium Records contains two information pamphlets about Ross-Ade Stadium and the Ross-Ade Foundation, one from 1924 and one from 1925. They list members of the Ross-Ade Foundation as well as provide information about the recreational field and stadium.