Purdue Plans End Zone Patio, Beer & Wine Sales At Ross-Ade Stadium

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Purdue Plans End Zone Patio, Beer & Wine Sales At Ross-Ade Stadium

July 8, 2014 Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 3:22 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (21Alive) - Purdue University's renovations to the south end zone of Ross-Ade Stadium will include a temporary patio and beer and wine garden.

The Purdue athletic department unveiled renderings of the designed South End Zone Patio on Tuesday.

The patio, which is available for season ticket holders and students with VIP Cards, will replace end zone bleachers under the giant scoreboard.

The patio will feature a 3,200-sq. ft. tent with patio furniture, tables and umbrellas. Six 46-inch televisions will be mounted around the patio.

And for the first time, Purdue fans in the South End Zone Patio will be able to buy beer and wine at the concession stands inside the South End Zone Patio.

The patio will serve as a temporary addition pending major renovations in years to come, according to Purdue officials.

The patio will also feature flags, banners and landscaping to honor Purdue's Cradle of Quarterbacks and Den of Defensive Ends monikers.

The patio will open a half hour before kickoff and close at the end of the game, and capacity is limited to 1,500.

The upper bleachers, which account for 6,100 seats, were removed for maintenance purposes. Some 1,000 lower bleachers remain in the south end zone.

The Boilermakers open their season Sat., Aug. 28, at home against Western Michigan.

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