NCAA Sweet 16 Fan Headquarters
March 21, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's basketball team departs today for the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. The fourth-seeded Boilermakers take on top-seeded Kansas in the Midwest Regional semifinals at 8:39 p.m. CT (9:39 p.m. ET) on Thursday at the Sprint Center.

The John Purdue Club and the Purdue Alumni Association invite all Boilermakers to a pregame gathering beginning at 5 p.m. CT. McFadden's (Power & Light District, 1330 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64105) is the official gathering place for Purdue fans before, during and after the game.

Staff from the John Purdue Club and Purdue Alumni Association will be on hand in the "Press Box" area adjacent to the main bar, where there will be complimentary first-come, first-served appetizers. Fans can pick up Purdue lapel pins, stickers, tattoos and pom-poms and sign up for a drawing to win fun Purdue items.

There is no charge for stopping in, and fans without tickets are welcome to stay and enjoy the game on television with other Boilermakers.

In addition, there will be a Purdue pep rally at the KC Live! Stage (13th and Grand Blvd.), where the Purdue Pep Band and spirit squad will perform from 5:25 to 5:45 p.m. They will then join the crowd at McFadden's until approximately 6:30 p.m.



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