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LET THERE BE LIGHT! Ross-Ade Stadium Has First Light Test

The permanent lights make their debut!

Nebraska v Purdue Photo by Cory Seward/Getty Images

We have waited a very, very long time for this:





The permament lights have officially been debuted at Ross-Ade Stadium, 14 days in advance of the first night game at home under them. The LED lights were put in place over the summer with a rail of lights above the pavillion on the west side and new light towers constructed along the east side of the stadium. There are four towers, one in each corner, that act as fill lights as well.

We survived Morgan Burke’s stubborn insistence that these were not necessary ebcause he wanted noon kickoffs. We even survived one of the tower collapsing over the summer (the southwest corner, closest to my seats). We survived decades of being behind the rest of colelge football to the point that only Northwestern lacks permanent lights.

Now with this plus the new Football Performance Facility that opened yesterday we at least have a real 21st century football program from a facility standpoint.

Thank you, Mike Bobinski.