November 19, 1998
Purdue's Athletic Ticket Office announced today that Saturday's Indiana-Purdue football game is sold out. The sellout marks the first capacity crowd for a game at Purdue this season and the first sellout of a home Big Ten contest since 1988. The last sell out of the 67,332 seat Ross-Ade stadium was a year ago when the Boilermakers upset Notre Dame 28-17.
"Purdue football fans are great, to have Ross-Ade filled can only help," said Head Coach Joe Tiller "We've faced sellouts at Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Penn State. It will be nice to have a packed house on our side for a change."
"The sellout is consistent with the tradition of the Old Oaken Bucket game," added Athletic Director Morgan Burke "It shows that the fans are coming out to reward a football program that has worked very hard to achieve this level of success."
Due to the sellout there will be a larger than normal amount of traffic and congestion around West Lafayette on Saturday. Purdue athletic department officials are reminding fans attending the 1:00 p.m. game to plan on arriving and getting to their seats earlier than normal.