Feb. 28, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Fans continue to show their enthusiasm and support for new head coach Darrell Hazell and the direction of the Purdue football program by purchasing 2013 season tickets.
Since going on sale Feb. 7, more than 4,000 new season tickets have been sold. A year ago, there were 1,641 total new sales.
Interest has been particularly high in the South End Zone, which is sold out.
This season's home schedule is arguably the best in school history. It includes 2012 national champion runner-up and intrastate rival Notre Dame (Sept. 14), Orange Bowl participant Northern Illinois (Sept. 28) and Big Ten Conference powers Nebraska (Oct. 12) and Ohio State (Nov. 2).
Season tickets are the only way to guarantee a seat for the Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State games, plus they reflect a savings of up to 56 percent on projected single-game prices and are the best seats in the stadium.
The easiest way to renew or order is online:
For fans who want to renew or order season tickets in-person or via phone, the Athletics Ticket Office in Mackey Arena is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 765-494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT.
Paper applications for fans wishing to renew their season tickets that way will be mailed the week of March 18.
The priority deadline to renew tickets is May 1.
Prices are the same as last season for nearly 80 percent of the seats in Ross-Ade Stadium, a.k.a. "The Furnace." Those prices are as follows: $273 for Touchdown, $175 for North End Zone and $119 for students.
A Legacy Fund has been implemented for 22 percent of the 62,500 seats in Ross-Ade, with the generated revenue going directly to support recent upgrades and future investments in the football program. Fans who purchase tickets in the Prime ($273 plus $250 annual seat donation) and Sideline ($273 plus $100 annual seat donation) are guaranteed the same price through the 2015 season as long as they renew annually. The Legacy Fund is not a personal seat license, which generally requires a multi-year commitment and permits the buyer to sell his seat to someone else.
Seats are allocated using the John Purdue Club priority point system. By joining the John Purdue Club, you can improve your seat location. Click here to learn more about "The Team Behind The Teams."
Premium seating in the Shively and Buchanan clubs also is available for the 2013 season. Contact the John Purdue Club at 800-213-2239 or click here for more information.