|Radio Show, Gridiron Club
The "Purdue Football Show" - hosted by Tim Newton - airs every Thursday from Sept. 1 through Nov. 24, with the exception of Sept. 15. The final show of the season will be Wednesday, Nov. 23, as Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 24. The show, which originates from Stacked Pickle (located in Wang Hall, 516 Northwestern Ave., near the Purdue campus), is broadcast from 6 to 7 p.m. ET on the Purdue Sports Network, TuneIn.com and the TuneIn mobile app. Call-in questions are taken at 888.246.2678 during the broadcast window.
The Downtown Gridiron Club will hold 11 Wednesday luncheons this season - Sept. 14 and 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23; and Dec. 14 - 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 interim head coach Gerad Parker 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. To order a season ticket, send a check payable to PRF (not Downtown Gridiron Club) to Jim MacDonald, c/o Gettings Reed Financial, 672 Main St., Suite 300, Lafayette, IN 47901. This year marks the 73rd year for the Downtown Gridiron Club.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Following is information, presented by Nissan, to make your Purdue football experience an enjoyable and pleasant one:
The popular Boiler Bridge Walk takes place every Friday before a home game. Join the Boilermakers as they cross the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge connecting West Lafayette and Lafayette. The free event also features live music, giveaways and appearances by the cheerleaders and Purdue Pete beginning at 5:45 p.m. The team arrives at approximately 6 o'clock near the Sonya L. Margerum Fountain on the West Lafayette side of the bridge and walks to Riehle Plaza, interacting with fans along the way.
To access the 2016 schedule, with up-to-date start times and television information, click here.
Future schedules - 2017 to 2019 with some additional dates through 2029 - 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 gameday 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 TuneIn.com, via the TuneIn mobile app and on Sirius XM Radio.
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.
The Purdue "All-American" Marching Band Spectacular, a free 30-minute concert in Mackey Arena, will entertain fans beginning one hour and 45 minutes before kickoff.
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.
Concession stands, managed by Levy Restaurants, offer a wide variety of options from gameday classics such as hot dogs, burgers and fries to new items like walking tacos, pork tenderloin sandwiches, street nachos and fried macaroli. In addition, there are offerings from popular brands like Hungry Howie's and Frannie's Beef. Stands inside Ross-Ade Stadium open 90 minutes before kickoff.
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.
Lost and Found is located behind Section 115. 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 after each game.
There are myriad rule changes for the 2016 season. Get all the details here.
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!