May 6, 2011
Mackey Arena Seat Reallocation Page
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With the second week of the Mackey Arena seat reallocation drawing to a close, a number of new questions have arisen about the process. In an effort to keep our great Boilermaker fans up to date, the Purdue athletics department and the John Purdue Club would like to address some of the more frequently asked questions, as well as some of the numbers that have been changed by the Mackey renovation.
The Athletics Ticket Office and those that have selected their seats have found the technology behind the reseating process easy to use, providing our donors the capability of selecting their seats in a timely and efficient manner.
Will men's basketball season tickets still be available after the reallocation?
At this juncture, we anticipate that all John Purdue Club members who ordered in 2010-11, will be able to order season tickets this year.
What is the average order size to date for John Purdue Club members who have already made their seat selections?
The average order size for John Purdue Club members who have ordered for the 2011-12 season is 4.84 tickets. This compares to 4.11 tickets for John Purdue Club members last season. This is less than a 1 ticket increase.
Are the donors purchasing season tickets new members and not those who have come to the games for years?
No, the average number of years the members that have already selected their seats have been purchasing lower arena tickets is 20 years.
Are club and courtside seats in the lower arena still available for license?
Yes, in order to purchase premium seating, you must be at the All-American JPC level for men's and any JPC level for women's. Below are the number of premium seats that have been sold for the 2011-12 basketball season.
Men's Club - 480 of 556 sold = 86 percent
Men's Courtside - 45 of 66 sold= 68 percent
Women's Club - 355 of 556 sold= 64 percent
Women's Courtside - 61 of 66 sold= 92 percent
Do I need to be a John Purdue Club member to license a club or courtside seat?
Yes, to license a club or courtside seat, you must be a John Purdue Club member at the All-American level or above.
How many corporations with John Purdue Club memberships have licensed club or courtside seats?
There are only nine corporations who have licensed premium seats at this time. Corporations are eligible for the same number of tickets as individual memberships. Both are contingent on their member level. However, corporate memberships must be at least at the All-American level.
Will there be more accessible/ADA seating this year?
To better assist our fans and meet state and federal codes, ADA compliance seating grew from 16 seats last year to 78 this year, almost a 500 percent increase.
How much will the Mackey Arena seating capacity be reduced for the 2011-12 season?
The overall seating capacity of Mackey Arena has been reduced by 917 seats or 6% of capacity.
How many seats were reduced in the lower arena and what proportion of those were students and public?
3,414 - Current Mackey lower arena seats available for public sales
2,599 - Renovated Mackey lower arena seats available for public sales (including ADA and Premium Seats)
(815) - Capacity loss for public sales in lower arena (24%)
550 - Current Paint Crew tickets - lower arena
506 - Renovated Paint Crew tickets - lower arena
(44) - Capacity loss for Paint Crew in lower arena (8%)
How many seats were reduced in the upper arena and what proportion of those were students and public?
6,313 - Current Mackey upper arena capacity available for public sales
5,795 - Renovated Mackey upper capacity available for public sales
(518) - Capacity loss for public sales in upper arena (8%)
4450 - Current student capacity upper arena
4,301 - Renovated student capacity
(149) - Capacity loss for Paint Crew (3%)
Compared to the 6% overall capacity reduction, students lose 8% in the lower, but only 4% overall. The public lost 24% in the lower, 4% in the upper and 14% overall.