| Hear, See Coach Hazell Live
The "Darrell Hazell Show" - hosted by Tim Newton - airs every Thursday from Sept. 3 through Nov. 26, with the exception of Oct. 22. The final show of the season will be Wednesday, Nov. 25, as Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 26. The show is broadcast from 6 to 7 p.m. ET on the Purdue Sports Network and online. Call-in questions are taken at 888.246.2678 during the broadcast window.
The Downtown Gridiron Club will hold 12 Wednesday luncheons this season - Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30; Oct. 7, 14 and 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and Dec. 16 - at The Outpost (2501 Old U.S. 231 South in Lafayette). The doors open at 11 a.m., with the previous game film running until Coach Hazell addresses the crowd at noon. He will review a handful of plays from the previous game and then give a preview of the upcoming game. Questions are welcomed and encouraged. A season ticket is $175 and includes an exclusive season-opening evening event at the Mollenkopf Athletic Center on the Purdue campus. Members are invited to join Hazell and his staff from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 27 for refreshments, a cash bar and tour of the football facilities. To order a season ticket, send a check payable to PRF (not Downtown Gridiron Club) to Clint Brand, c/o Gettings Reed Financial, 672 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901. This year marks the 72nd year for the Downtown Gridiron Club.
Following is information designed to make your Purdue football experience an enjoyable and pleasant one:
To access the 2015 schedule, with up-to-date start times and television information, click here.
Future schedules - 2016 to 2021 - are listed here.
Single-game tickets are mailed at least seven days prior to each game.
To ensure safe and timely arrivals to games, police say leaving early and heeding posted signs and officers' directions will make for smooth travels. Parking lots will open as follows:
* RV lots will open Friday at 6 p.m. ET
* All lots except D and T will open Saturday eight hours prior to kickoff, but no earlier than 7 a.m. ET
* Lots D, T and B will open Saturday eight hours prior to kickoff, but no earlier than 8 a.m. ET
For complete traffic and parking information, as well as the latest construction notices and maps, click here.
The Athletics Ticket Office, located along Northwestern Avenue in the Mackey Arena Complex, opens three hours prior before kickoff and will remain open through halftime. A John Purdue Club representative will be available at Window 10 to assist members with any questions or JPC will-call needs.
Fans making their way to campus on game day will want to tune in to live pregame coverage on radio, starting three hours before kickoff. The two-hour "Countdown to Kickoff" show sets the stage and can be heard on WAZY (96.5 FM) in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area, followed by the pregame show on the Purdue Sports Network. Game broadcasts - with Tim Newton, Pete Quinn and Kelly Kitchel and Rob Blackman - also can be heard on Sirius XM Radio and are available online via subscription by clicking here.
Fans, especially families, looking for fun before home games will want to check out Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, inflatable games and live entertainment highlight the list of activities. Boilermaker Crossing, which starts three hours before kickoff and runs until 30 minutes before kickoff, is located on the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium. It is free and open to fans of all ages. The "Countdown to Kickoff" radio show originates from Boilermaker Crossing, as well. One hour before kickoff, a live musical performance will take place on the stage at Boilermaker Crossing.
Back for 2015 is the 211° Session, beginning 2 hours and 11 minutes before kickoff in Mackey Arena. The Purdue "All-American" Marching Band will march into Mackey and perform a concert. The football team also will be in attendance and, upon leaving, will walk through Boilermaker Crossing en route to its locker room.
Smashers inside Mackey Arena will open three hours prior to game time. Stands inside Ross-Ade Stadium will open 90 minutes before kickoff. All fountain sodas are refillable in two sizes - 22 and 32 ounces - as are coffee and hot chocolate in a 16-ounce travel mug. A souvenir 85-ounce refillable tub of Purdue alum Orville Redenbacher popcorn is available. Refills are available throughout the concourse, and there are two express refill areas near sections 109 and 120. For more information on concessions, which are handled by Learfield Levy Foodservice, click here.
The gates to Ross-Ade will open 90 minutes before kickoff. The Ross-Ade Pavilion will open two hours prior to the start of each game. Fans entering the stadium can expect to have their bags searched at the gates. Some items are not allowed in Ross-Ade, including (but not limited to): umbrellas; pets; noisemakers or irritants; seat backs not provided by the stadium; alcoholic beverages, coolers, cans, bottles or food; flags, banners, large signs or any item that may block the view of others; and objects that interfere with the comfort of other fans. Also, Ross-Ade is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment. Tobacco use, in any form, is not allowed inside the stadium.
Football season-ticket holders and Purdue students who are members of the Ross-Ade Brigade may visit the South End Zone Patio with their access card and purchase tailgate food and beverages. The patio opens 90 minutes before kickoff and closes at the end of the game. Fans can enter via Gate A and Gate N from outside the stadium or from the bottom of sections 101 and 129 from inside the stadium.
The patio features a tent, pergolas and an array of patio-style furniture, including tables with umbrellas. Fans will be able to purchase typical tailgate food and beverage, including beer and wine. Televisions are mounted throughout.
The Boilermaker Special parks front and center of the 16,000-square foot area. The space is gated, with four entrances - two on the east side and two on the west - with attractive landscaping, flags and banners that pay tribute to the Boilermakers' Cradle of Quarterbacks and Den of Defensive Ends traditions.
The Lost and Found is located on the concourse of section 115. Articles not claimed during or immediately after the game are turned over to the Athletic Ticket Office (765.494.3194). Items will be kept in the ticket office for approximately 14 days from the date of the game.
You, our guests, are the focus of everything we do. The Purdue athletics staff is here to make your Ross-Ade Stadium experience a special and memorable one. Enjoy the game, have a great day - and BOILER UP! HAMMER DOWN! HAIL PURDUE!