Purdue Set to Take Over Indianapolis
Aug. 21, 2017

2017 Purdue Football Schedule /  Ticket Information / Buy Tickets Now

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boiler Business Exchange of Indianapolis has a limited number of tickets remaining for president Mitch Daniels’ State of Purdue address at the Columbia Club on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on Sept. 1.

Daniels is expected to update attendees on projects and development affecting the university, the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.

To order tickets for the event, which runs from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m and also will feature an update from athletics director Mike Bobinski, click here.

“We at the Boiler Business Exchange are really excited about the direction of our great university,” said Matt Folk, president of BBE Indianapolis. “Purdue is a major leader in U.S. higher education, recently ranked No. 1 in the state of Indiana by ‘Time,’ so we are thrilled to hear first-hand from Purdue's leaders on the direction, affordability and quality that will be provided to current and future students."

The event immediately precedes the CircleUp! Boiler Tailgate 2.0 on Monument Circle. Organizers hope to draw 10,000 Purdue faithful to the tailgate, which will feature food trucks, beer for purchase and appearances by Purdue Pete, the university pep band and cheerleaders.

Several Purdue sports greats, including Leroy Keyes, Brian Cardinal, John Standeford, Matt Mitrione, Rosevelt Colvin, Vinny Sutherland and Seth Morales are expected to attend, along with members of the university Board of Trustees. Former Boilermaker football stars currently playing in the NFL unable to attend will deliver video messages to fans at the rally.

“There are a lot of Boilers that are in the NFL and will be finishing up their preseason games. Guys like Drew Brees, Ryan Kerrigan, Kawann Short, Ricardo Allen and several others are doing a great job of representing Purdue.” said Pete Quinn, chairman of BBE Indy. “Even though they won’t be there in person, they’re still going to be able to thank fans and show support for this year’s team with messages that will play on a video screen on the circle, along with some memorable Boilermaker moments from the past.”

The free program begins at noon and will be hosted by a pair of Purdue graduates - Indianapolis TV personalities Angela Buchman from WTHR and Kevin Gregory from WRTV. Daniels, Bobinski and football coach Jeff Brohm will speak on stage as the football team arrives at approximately 2 p.m. to the sound of Hail Purdue.

The following day, the Boilermakers take on Louisville at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff for the nationally televised game is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets are available for the game, starting at just $35. To purchase online, click here. Or call the Purdue Athletics Ticket Office at 765.494.3194 or 800.497.7678.



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