Field At Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium Gets Name After $15M Donation
The football field at Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium will "make its debut" in '20 as Rohrman Field, following a $15M donation from local resident Bob Rohrman, according to Mike Carmin of the Lafayette JOURNAL & COURIER. Purdue AD Mike Bobinski said that the naming rights to the field, which come with no term limit, were "approved by the Board of Trustees." The $15M gift -- the "largest donated to the Purdue Athletic Department -- will help fund the Ross-Ade Stadium renovation project." Bobinski said the total cost "hasn't been determined but the project will be privately funded since the athletic department isn't able to take on additional debt service." The Rohrman Family gift is the first one Purdue has announced. Others are "expected to follow." The next step is for Purdue to "select a construction management firm and that decision is expected next week." Purdue is currently "demolishing the south end zone scoreboard and it will be replaced" by a $10M video board, which is four times "bigger than the current one." The new video board will "move closer to the field" (Lafayette JOURNAL & COURIER, 12/7).