July 30, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With the Purdue men's basketball program's inaugural alumni game/intrasquad scrimmage fast approaching, fans may find the following details helpful in planning to attend the event at Mackey Arena.
The alumni game is set to tip off at 2 p.m. ET on Keady Court. Legendary former head coach Gene Keady is set to coach one of the alumni teams, while current Purdue head coach Matt Painter will pilot the other.
Immediately following the alumni game, fans will get their first look at the 2012-13 Purdue squad when the Boilermakers put on an intrasquad scrimmage. In addition to returning eight letterwinners from last season's NCAA Tournament team, including reigning Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year D.J. Byrd, the Boilers welcome a consensus top-20 recruiting class to campus this summer.
All men's basketball alumni in attendance will be introduced during halftime of the intrasquad scrimmage.
The alumni game will be played in two 20-minute halves. The intrasquad scrimmage will consist of three 10-minute periods to simulate what the Boilermakers will see on their upcoming tour of Italy.
More than 3,000 tickets have been sold, and the reserved seating in the lower bowl has sold out. General admission tickets for the upper bowl remain available through the Purdue Athletic Ticket Office at a price of $5 per ticket. Children two years of age and younger will be admitted free.
The Athletic Ticket Office will open at 12:30 p.m. ET on Aug. 4 for walk-up sales and will call. Fans will be permitted to enter the playing arena at 1 p.m. ET.
Purdue students may show their valid student ID at the Athletic Ticket Office on Aug. 4 to receive one free ticket to the alumni game/intrasquad scrimmage.
Tickets may be purchased online at purduesports.com, by calling (800) 49-SPORT or in person at the Purdue Athletic Ticket Office. Located on the concourse level on the east side of Mackey Arena, the Athletic Ticket Office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday (except holidays).
The majority of the parking lots around Mackey Arena will be open free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Parking for the F Lot (adjacent to the Mollenkpf Athletic Center) will be by permit only, and P Lot (west side of Mackey Arena) will be held for game officials.
Handicap parking is available in H Lot, north of the football practice field. Handicap shuttle service will begin one hour prior to the alumni game/intrasquad scrimmage.
For a detailed overview of parking availability for Aug. 4, please view the map linked above.
Current Purdue men's basketball players will be available for autographs on the Mackey Arena concourse from 1-1:45 p.m. ET on Aug. 4.
The first 1,500 fans through the door will receive an autograph card produced by Purdue Athletics for the event, but fans are also welcome to bring their own memorabilia. Please limit autograph items to one per person.
Mackey Arena concessions, located on the concourse level, will be open for the alumni game/intrasquad scrimmage.
Purdue Pride will be open on the Mackey Arena concourse.
The Purdue promotions staff will be set up on the concourse level prior to the alumni game/intrasquad scrimmage. There will also be giveaways during halftime of the intrasquad scrimmage.
The West Club, located on the concourse level of Mackey Arena, will be open on Aug. 4. Neither the Wooden Club nor Spurgeon Club will be available for use that day.