Stuart Field
LocationWest Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.
OpenedApril 16, 1892
OwnerPurdue University
OperatorPurdue University
Purdue Boilermakers football (1892–1924)
Template:Cbsb link (1892–1939)[1]

Stuart Field was a stadium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. It was the home field of the Purdue Boilermakers football team from 1892 until 1924 when Ross–Ade Stadium opened.[2] Purdue's baseball team continued to play at Stuart Field until 1939. The Elliott Hall of Music is located at Stuart Field's former site.[1]

The field was dedicated on April 16, 1892,[3] and named for Charles B. and William V. Stuart, two brothers who served on the university's board of trustees.[4] Originally a seven-acre[4] (2.8 ha) field with eight hundred seats,[3] by the 1910s it was expanded to twice that area[4] and a seating capacity of five thousand.[5] Stuart Field was also used for special events, including a biplane demonstration on June 13, 1911, which attracted seventeen thousand spectators.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lambert Field (Baseball)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 13, 2010.
  2. "Old Oaken Bucket". Purdue University Libraries - Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved January 13, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stone, Winthrop E. (January 12, 1900). "Report on Athletics at Purdue University". The Twenty-Fifth Report of Purdue University. Indianapolis: Wm. R. Burford. p. 36. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Purdue Reamer Club (2002). A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. p. 66. ISBN 1-55753-191-9. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kriebel, Robert C. (2009). Ross-Ade: Their Purdue Stories, Stadium, and Legacies. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-55753-522-1. Retrieved March 19, 2012.

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