Soccer Stadium

Guest Guide

Folk Field (1350 McCormick Road)

From Indianapolis
Take I-65 North to State Road 25 (exit 175).
Take a left on State Road 25, towards Lafayette, for approximately 1 mile.
Turn right on Sagamore Parkway. Stay on Sagamore for approximately 2 miles to Yeager Road (fourth stoplight).
Turn left on Yeager Road.
Follow ensuing roundabout (approximately 0.25 miles) to Northwestern Avenue.
Make a right on Cherry Lane (second stoplight).
Continue on Cherry Lane to McCormick Road (first stop sign; approximately 1 mile).
Turn left on McCormick Road. Parking for Boilermaker Cross Country Course, Folk Field and Schwartz Tennis Center is on the right.

From Chicago
Take I-65 south to S.R. 43 (exit 178).
Turn right off ramp.
Follow State Road 43 approximately 7 miles to the fourth stoplight (State Road 26 West/State Street).
Turn right on State Road 26.
Turn right at second stoplight (Grant Street).
Follow Grant Street to next stoplight.
Turn left on Northwestern Avenue.
Follow Northwestern Avenue to Cherry Lane. (third stoplight; approximately 1 mile)
Turn left on Cherry Lane.
Continue on Cherry Lane to McCormick Road (first stop sign; approximately 1 mile).
Turn left on McCormick Road. Parking for Boilermaker Cross Country Course, Folk Field and Schwartz Tennis Center is on the right.

Purdue soccer has received noticeable improvements to its facilities in recent years. Renamed Folk Field in 2016, the Boilermakers were presented with a newly renovated Boilermaker Soccer Complex in the summer of 2012, highlighted by a new building on the west side of the field that houses new locker rooms, team rooms, an athletic training room, sizable press box and roof access for better filming of games. The soccer players' new locker room is a hangout that includes a flat-screen TV with video game inputs, plus a jukebox, magazines, mini-fridge and furniture. Each of the lockers are personalized and have enough room to store shoes, socks, shin guards and several pairs of shorts and uniforms. Lock boxes are installed at the base of each locker to secure personal items.

Lights were installed in August 2011 to allow the Boilermakers to play night games for the first time. Purdue defeated Colorado Sept. 2, 2011, in the first-ever night game at Folk Field.

The Boilermaker Soccer Complex was renamed as Loren and Donna Folk Field in the summer of 2016. A dedication ceremony for the facility's new name was held prior to Sept. 23, 2016, home game against Wisconsin. Loren and Donna Folk were faithful Boilermakers, believed in the value of intercollegiate athletic competition and generously supported educational opportunities throughout their lives. Both of their children graduated from Purdue with engineering degrees -- Matt Folk (1991) and Jennie Folk Mattice (1995). Matt Folk is president and CEO of Technology Marketing, president of the Boiler Business Exchange of Indianapolis, a Brees National Leadership committee member of the John Purdue Club, and has financially supported the field. He and his family were among the distinguished guests at the dedication ceremony.

The centrally-located team building and press box houses home and away locker and team meeting rooms as well as concessions and public restrooms. A new grandstand was on the west side of the primary game field. The second-level press area has room for media, radio and television announcers, as well as game-day staff. New black sideboards with gold logos and lettering as well as new dugouts for the players and coaches were installed in the summer of 2016 at the award-winning complex.

Folk Field field underwent a major facelift in the spring of 2007. The additions include a state-of-the-art drainage system and Bermuda grass surface. The cement dugouts were removed and replaced by Plexiglas shelters with aluminum benches. Folk Field is believed to be the northern most field in the country to feature Bermuda grass. It has been honored with three consecutive Fields of Excellence awards by Pioneer Athletics (2013-15) and hosted a Chicago Fire-Indy Eleven friendly in the spring of 2014.

The facility improvements, designed by Dan Almond of Millenium Sports Architect in Colorado, are a point of pride for Purdue athletics.

The improvements started with the installation of the Quik-Drain system, which is a series of sand-filled slits in the field subsurface. The slits, placed approximately 20 inches apart down the entire length of the field, direct water straight into buried drainage lines that carry water off the field.

The top four inches of field surface are a special mixture of sand varieties that not only allow for good drainage, but also bind together with the grass root structure to create a very solid soccer field.

Purdue has played well in West Lafayette over the years, putting together a 114-61-21 (.635) all-time record at home entering through the 2016 season.

Guest Guide

Lost and Found: Report or claim articles at the Promotions Table located in the southwest corner of the Boilermaker Soccer Complex. Articles not claimed during or immediately after the game are turned over to the Athletics Ticket Office (765.494.3194). Items will be kept in the ticket office for approximately 14 days from the date of the game.

Non-Permissible Items: Items that are not permitted in the stadium include pets; noisemakers or irritants; seat backs; alcoholic beverages, coolers, cans, bottles or food; banners, large signs or any item that may block the views of others.

Parking: Parking is free of charge and located at Schwartz Tennis Center and in front of the Boilermaker Soccer Complex. Golf cart shuttles run 1 hour prior to the start of the game and up to thirty minutes after each game.

Programs: Programs are available free of charge at the Promotions Table in the southwest corner of the Boilermaker Soccer Complex.

Souvenirs: Purdue merchandise is available from the Fanatics Trailer located in the southwest corner of the Boilermaker Soccer Complex. A portion of each purchase goes to benefit Purdue Athletics. Shop anytime online at

You: You, our guests, are the focus of everything we do. The Purdue athletics staff is here to make your Boilermaker Soccer Complex experience a special and memorable one. Enjoy the game, have a great day - and BOILER UP!


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