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The Cathedrals
DICK FRIEDMAN
August 21, 2012
The stadiums of the Big Ten—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition, smart details and a homey atmosphere to keep fans making their pilgrimages, time and again
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August 21, 2012

The Cathedrals

The stadiums of the Big Ten—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition, smart details and a homey atmosphere to keep fans making their pilgrimages, time and again

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PURDUE BOILERMAKERS

ROSS-ADE STADIUM

CAPACITY 62,500

FIRST GAME Nov. 22, 1924 Purdue 26, Indiana 7

INITIAL CAPACITY 18,500

MOST RECENT RENOVATION 2006

SIGNATURE FEATURE The Boilermaker Special

PATRON SAINT Coach Jack Mollenkopf (84-39-9)

INDELIBLE MOMENT Drew Brees's 64-yard touchdown pass to Seth Morales against Ohio State on Oct. 28, 2000, paved the way for the Boilermakers' 31--27 win and the team's first Rose Bowl appearance in more than three decades.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE Before Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon, he played the baritone horn at Ross-Ade Stadium as a member of Purdue's marching band in 1952.

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