Purdue Football is here! This weekend marks the first home game of the season and we are so excited for all the fun events that come along with game day. Do not miss all these fun activities taking place this Boiler football season!

  • Boilermaker Special Rides: Typically, from 12-3pm (time may vary) take a ride on the Boilermaker Special! Pick-ups will be in front of Stewart Center and run every 15 minutes. Look for the marquee! Check their website and/or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ReamerClub) for time changes, updates and cancellations.
  • On game days, fans, especially families, looking for fun before the game need to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, inflatable games, and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities. The Boilermaker Crossing is free and open to fans of all ages. Located in the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza, between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium, Boilermaker Crossing open 3 hours before kickoff.
Boilermaker Crossing
Boilermaker Crossing
  • Purdue Band and Orchestra Presents: Jazz Tailgate at Slayter Hill before each game in September.
  • Watch as the Purdue All-American" Marching Band and auxiliaries entertain the crowd at Slayter Hill, during Thrill at the Hill, 90 minutes prior to kickoff with music, trivia, and more!
  • Tailgating fun! Open eight hours prior to kickoff but no earlier than 7 a.m., join Purdue fans as they grill, cook and celebrate the upcoming game. For tailgating rules, visit the Purdue Tailgating website.
    • Check out great Tailgating tips and services at Tailgate Guys! This site includes packages, tailgate locations, as well as catering and beverages.
  • Breakfast Club: A Purdue tradition before any football game is to get up super early, dress up in a costume, and do a bar crawl. It can be an interesting and entertaining way to start the day.

For more information on Game Day information such as tickets, clear bag policy, parking, etc. visit the Purdue Sports website.

For more information about these events and other special "happenings" in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com