May 13, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - More than three months before the start of the 2013 Purdue football season, public season-ticket sales have surpassed the total for last year.
As of last Friday, 23,100 public season tickets had been sold, compared with last year's total of 20,880.
Some 5,406 new season tickets had been sold, compared with 1,641.
Student sales are running ahead of last year's pace, with sales totaling 1,251, compared with 1,019 at the same time a year ago, when 6,792 (including 4,805 VIP Cards) were sold in all.
Last year's grand total season ticket number was 27,669.
As new head coach Darrell Hazell makes his way around the community and state, it is evident that fans are enthused about the direction of the program.
Furthermore, 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 order is online - to do so, simply click here.
For fans who want to 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.
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.
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.