Can You Imagine If Ross-Ade Looks Like This Eventually?
I mean, the craziest part of this rendering is the full stands...AMIRITE, EVERYBODY?
Hey, in case you haven't noticed -- and judging by the attendance, you haven't. -- Purdue (still) has a football program. You may have noticed the uptick in excitement about six months ago when Coach Brohm was brought on board. Well, he's been working tirelessly to get athletes in here to plug the holes left behind by Coach Hazell, who is still writing up his book on how to plug holes in a damn. He'll be finished any day now.
In the meantime, if you want to refresh yourself on our thoughts on the Spring Game and what's ahead, check out Boilerdowd's blanket coverage on that subject. And to give you some hope that all the promises of a brighter future may indeed be rooted in reality, you can check out the progress on the $65 million football facilities renovation/addition by going here. The slideshow of the past year is kind of hypnotically fun. At first, it doesn't look like they'll be able to fit a truck in between Mollenkopf and the practice fields but now there's a huge building wedged in there.
For the propaganda video -- err, I mean, overview of the football master plan -- you can watch it here:
I was curious to see if there was any footage of Coach Hazell excited about his new office he would never get to use, but alas it either never existed or was scrubbed out. We do get to see former AD Morgan Burke pretending he was in favor of this new facility.
If Ross-Ade is ever closed in like that on the South end, it will make a huge difference in the potential atmosphere. Yes, fans will still need to come out to make it a great environment, but chances will be improved and it'll look like a major conference stadium.
Purdue football starts in just under four months.