Purdue first began playing football in 1887. The Boilermakers' football history is marked by regular success in the Big Ten. As of 2007, Purdue holds 8 Big Ten Championships. The Boilermakers have won the Rose Bowl, Peach Bowl and Alamo Bowl, as well as producing at least 20 consensus All-Americans. A few of the great players to wear the Purdue gold and black include Drew Brees, Bob Griese, Len Dawson, Mike Alstott, and Rod Woodson. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Purdue Boilermakers football tickets.
2013 Purdue Season Preview
A new era has started in Purdue with Darrell Hazell taking over as head coach after leading Kent State to a school record 11 wins in 2012. Hazell inherits a defense that returns eights starters, but they will need to play much better than they did last year. As for the offensive side of the ball, the Boilermakers will be using more of a pro-style offense this year, but they will have to decide who the starting quarterback is between senior Rob Henry, true freshman Danny Etling, and Austin Appleby. The running game will be in good hands with junior Akeem Hunt and a receiving core led by senior Gary Bush. During Hazell’s first year as head coach, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and Ohio State will travel to West Lafayette.
Check out our Purdue Boilermakers Season Preview History page for previews of previous Boilermakers seasons.
Purdue Boilermakers Football at Ross-Ade Stadium Address: 850 Steven Beering Dr, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906
The Purdue Boilermakers play their home games at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. The stadium holds 62,500 spectators and has provided Purdue with an incredible home field advantage. From 2000 to 2006, Purdue posted a home record of 47-16. Ross-Ade is a beautiful and comfortable environment in which to watch football, and yet it also manages to be a hellish experience for visiting teams. The Purdue Boilermakers home bench is on the Ross-Ade Stadium sideline with sections 120-129. Ross-Ade Stadium parking information is covered in our Boilermakers event guide.
Purdue vs. Indiana
A rivalry that is almost as old as the sport itself, the battle for the Old Oaken Bucket started in 1891. Since 1925, the winner of this Indiana battle has been awarded the bucket to take back with them to either Bloomington or West Lafayette. Purdue leads the all-time series by over 30 victories.
Purdue in the BCS National Championship, Bowl Games, and Big Ten Championship
The Boilermakers earned the nickname the “Spoilermakers” by knocking off number one ranked teams seven times in school history, they would love to continue to do so. The Purdue Boilermakers have played in more than bowl games since their conception including an appearance in the 2000 BCS Rose Bowl against Washington. Their last Big Ten Conference Championship came in 2000 but look for the Boilermakers to compete for years to come. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big 10 Conference Championship Game.
Purdue Boilermakers Event Guide
Does my child need a ticket to attend a Purdue home football game?
Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age.
When do the gates open prior to a game at Ross-Ade Stadium?
Gates open 1.5 hours prior to kickoff.
Where is the best place to eat in West Lafayette before a Purdue football game?
O’Ryan’s Nine Irish Brothers has some really good Irish food, much better than your average pub food.
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Purdue Football Experience We had a fabulous time at West Lafayette. Of course, in great deal because the Hawkeyes won. Tailgating in Lot D - the golf course- was very nice. They give you a lot of room and ample facilities. One of the few places that I have been to that allow open fires (many do not allow charcoal!). Fans very friendly. Stadium is OK. Seats and facilities not as nice as Kinnick or Michigan but nicer than Ryan Field or Beaver or Ohio. Purdue All-American band is excellent! Stadium sound, scoreboard, etc also good. All-in-all a good experience - more of their own fans should show up and enjoy it! November 21, 2011