Ross-Ade Stadium won't see football this fall, but will reportedly host movie nights for Purdue students
Well, you can add this to the list of B1G things that don’t make sense. It’s getting quite long, isn’t it?
According to a report from the Purdue Exponent, students at Purdue will be able to attend regular movie nights at Ross-Ade Stadium during the upcoming weeks, utilizing the university’s new jumbo video board in the south end zone. This will be possible because the Boilermakers — as well as the rest of the B1G — won’t be playing football this fall.
So, if you’re keeping score at home, students will be permitted to use Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette for movie nights. But it’s intended purpose — playing football — cannot be done this fall.
It’s particularly interesting because the B1G presidents and chancellors voted by a tally of 11-3 to postpone the fall football schedule. Per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, the only three wanting to move forward with a season were Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State, meaning Purdue voted to postpone.
The Purdue Exponent reports that a spokesperson said the movie night showings will be limited to 250 people total, including workers and volunteers. Attendees will be socially distanced while enjoying the movie on the big screen.