Purdue drops video confirming full capacity at Ross-Ade Stadium in 2021
It’s official, Purdue will be welcoming fans back to Ross-Ade Stadium at full capacity in 2021.
Wednesday evening, Purdue’s social media team released a video announcing it will permit fans to attend games at full capacity for the upcoming football season. The news comes a year after the B1G restricted fan attendance to only the family of players, coaches and staff in 2020.
Below is the video Purdue shared on Wednesday.
💯 𝗪𝗘'𝗥𝗘 𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗕𝗔𝗕𝗬!
See you Sept. 4 in Ross-Ade! pic.twitter.com/3mIX2ih5pP
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) June 23, 2021
Several schools in the B1G and across the country are moving toward approving full capacity for athletic events for the 2021-22 season. Purdue is the latest to confirm its plans for the year.
“We are excited to welcome the Boilermaker family back in both Ross-Ade Stadium and Holloway Gymnasium this fall and appreciate our local and campus officials’ support in reaching this exciting milestone,” said Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinski. “The 2020-21 year of competition required a multitude of sacrifices and adjustments, but the missing energy and excitement from our fans was certainly among the toughest for all of us. Game day was simply not the same and we can’t wait for our student-athletes to experience you filling the stands to support them this fall.”
Purdue will open the 2021 season at home against Oregon State on Saturday, Sept. 4 with a 7 p.m. ET kickoff. The Boilermakers will also host Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Indiana at Ross-Ade Stadium.