Oct. 22, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With less than two weeks remaining until the start of the 2010-11 season, the Purdue Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has reached the first season sellout in men's basketball since the 1998-99 campaign.
The upcoming season also marks the ninth season sellout in the history of Mackey Arena.
Single-game ticket sales for the IPFW and Northwestern contests - not included in the additional student season ticket package - opened on Monday for John Purdue Club members, and will begin for the general public on Nov. 1.
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.
Purdue has already sold nearly 1,000 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.
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.