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Boilermaker Soccer Complex

Directions
Boilermaker Soccer Complex (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 U.S. 52. Stay on U.S. 52 for approximately 2 miles to Yeager Road (fourth stoplight).
Turn left on Yeager Road.
Follow ensuing roundaround (approximately 0.25 miles) to Northwestern Avenue.
Make a right on Cherry Lane (first stoplight).
Continue on Cherry Lane to McCormick Road (first stop sign; approximately 1 mile).
Turn left on McCormick Road. Parking for Alexander Field, Boilermaker Cross Country Course, Boilermaker Soccer Complex 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. (second 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 Alexander Field, Boilermaker Cross Country Course, Boilermaker Soccer Complex and Schwartz Tennis Center is on the right.


Purdue soccer has received noticeable improvements to its facilities in recent years. 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, sizeable 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 the Boilermaker Soccer Complex.

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 will be erected 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.

The Boilermaker Soccer Complex 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. The Boilermaker Soccer Complex is believed to be the northern most field in the country to feature Bermuda grass. It was honored as a Fields of Excellence award winner in 2013 by Pioneer Athletics 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 head coach Robert Klatte.

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 101-47-18 (.663) all-time record at home entering the 2014 season.