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Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke announced earlier this month that some of the bleachers in the south end zone at Ross-Ade Stadium would be removed. And, well, he wasn’t kidding.
Take a look.
The school said that the decision to get rid of the bleachers was “to avoid necessary maintenance to the bleachers to ensure their safety.” Ultimately, they will be repurposed as a part of a major renovation at the stadium in the coming years.
The bleachers featured 6,100 seats and the 1,000 seats in the lower portion of the end zone will remain how they were.
The specifics are not immediately known what will be done with that area for the upcoming season that opens on August 30 against Western Michigan, but Burke has an idea.
“I want it to be fun,” Burke told the Lafayette Journal & Courier. “Our staff and the architects have been creative. It’s a little faster than how we do things.”
Burke told the Journal & Courier that he pictures a temporary patio area with food and beverage tents and tables that can “accommodate an estimated 1,500 fans.”
“it’s a space to meet and greet. Provided we get all the electrical wiring and cable hookups, we intend to have televisions in the tents. I want to create a nice look. It’s temporary and interim and you don’t want to go overboard, but I don’t want it to be an eyesore, either,” Burke said.
Burke said that the area, which will also include alcohol sales, will allow Purdue to generate feedback from fans before plans for the new layout down the road are finalized.
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