Spring Game Primer
March 31, 2017


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue football program will host its annual spring game April 8 in Ross-Ade Stadium at 1 p.m. ET. Here is a list of everything you need to know leading up to game.

Pregame
• "The Challenge" a 5K run/walk, will take place at 8:30 the morning of the game. You can register for the even by clicking here. All of the money raised goes to support cancer research at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.

• Parking is free for all lots on a first-come, first-served basis except for the A Lot and P Lot, which are reserved for the game. State Street Redevelopment Project construction is underway. This work will close a portion of State Street and significantly affect surrounding thoroughfares in West Lafayette. For construction and project information, click here.

• The Athletics Ticket Office will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for season ticket sales.

• Gates to Ross-Ade Stadium will open at noon to the general public. There is no charge for admission.

• The South End Zone Patio will be open with beer, wine and snacks available for purchase.

• The following concession stands will be open with the listed fare for purchase:
Section 122 -- Hot Dogs, Nachos, Popcorn, Candy, Chips, Soda
Section 118 -- Burgers, Fries, Chicken Tenders, Hot Dogs, Soda
Section 115 -- Pretzels, Dips, Soda
Section 109 -- Hot Dogs, Nachos, Popcorn, Candy, Chips, Soda
Section 104 -- Hot Dogs, Nachos, Popcorn, Candy, Chips, Soda

• Numerical rosters will be available at all five concession stands and in the South End Zone Patio while supplies last.

The Game
• Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

• The game will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.

• The game will be a scrimmage format, with the offense squaring off against the defense. A modified scoring system will be used. Here is how both sides can score points:
Offense (traditional scoring):
TD = 6 points
PAT = 1 point
Field Goal = 3 points

Defense:
Defensive stop = 2 points
3-and-out or fourth-down stop = 3 points
Turnover (non-TD) = 5 points
Safety = 5 points
Defensive TD = 7 points .

• The first half will be a normally timed first and second quarters. The second half will have a running clock for the third and fourth quarters.

• Free giveaways, posters, photo opportunities and tailgate games will be available on the South End Zone Patio during the game.

Postgame
• The team will conduct a 30-minute autograph session upon the conclusion of the game and team meeting on the field. Fans are asked to remain in the stands until instructed that the field is open.

• A map of where each position group will be sitting for autographs can be found here.

Weather
• Please note that severe weather could cause a delay/cancellation of the spring game. All efforts to alert fans in advance of any delay/cancellation will be made via social media and PurdueSports.com.


 

 

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