Oct. 15, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With less than a month remaining until the start of the 2010-11 season, the Purdue Department of Intercollegiate Athletics expects to have its first season sellout in men's basketball since the 1998-99 campaign.
Season tickets are still available to the public for $394 for the upper arena, while Purdue faculty and staff may purchase season tickets in the upper arena for $315. Tickets for the lower arena will be renewed or filled by John Purdue Club members based on priority points.
Public and staff sales will continue until Wednesday, Oct. 20, at which point any remaining seats will be open for purchase.
Single-game ticket sales will start Monday, Oct. 18, for JPC members, and will begin for the general public on Nov. 1.
All 5,000 season tickets allocated to students through the VIP All Sport Card program have also been sold. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 20, any available additional student season tickets will be placed on sale at a cost of $192.
Purdue has already sold nearly 950 all-session passes for the Big Ten Tournament, which will be held at Conseco from March 10-13. Lower level/club all-session tickets are available for $300 and upper level all-session passes are available at a cost of $220.
Big Ten Tournament tickets also go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and the Conseco Fieldhouse box office.
An average of 13,681 fans came out to Mackey Arena to watch Purdue play in 2009-10, marking the second year in a row that the program has drawn an average of more than 13,500 spectators per contest. The Boilermakers posted a 14-2 home mark a year ago to run their record to 70-12 (.854) in head coach Matt Painter's five-year tenure as head coach.
Purdue returns three starters and more than 70 percent of its points, rebounds and blocks from a team that finished last season with a program record-tying 29 wins, captured a share of its first Big Ten championship in 14 years and advanced to its second-consecutive NCAA Sweet 16.
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 ground floor of the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility, the Athletic Ticket Office is open for business from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday.