Purdue to name football field after family of car dealership owner Bob Rohrman

The Lafayette, Indiana, native made a $15 million donation to the university for future improvements to the stadium earlier this year.

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Purdue University will rename its football field Rohrman Field. The stadium itself will still be called Ross-Ade Stadium.

Purdue University will rename its football field Rohrman Field. The stadium itself will still be called Ross-Ade Stadium.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue’s board of trustees has approved a measure to name its football field Rohrman Field.

The vote came Friday and will take effect next season with the dedication scheduled for Sept. 12 when the Boilermakers host Memphis. Purdue will continue to use the current name for its stadium — Ross-Ade Stadium.

Bob Rohrman is an Indiana-based automobile dealer with more than 30 dealerships throughout the Midwest. The Lafayette native made a $15 million donation to the university for future improvements to the stadium earlier this year.

In August, the trustees approved a renovation plan for the stadium that will include an open concourse, more seating options and improved fan amenities. 

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