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Purdue Basketball Tickets

With so many quality basketball programs in the Big Ten, the Purdue Boilermakers often get lost in the shuffle. To be fair, the Boilermakers are far from a powerhouse program. But fans would be wrong to assume that getting cheap Purdue basketball is easy. After all, Purdue is located in Indiana, which is one of the country’s biggest hotbeds of basketball fans. The truth is that the Boilermakers are a proud program, and any college basketball fan in the midwest would be lucky to get their hands on last-minute Purdue basketball tickets.

The Glory Days

The glory days for Purdue basketball were during the 1920s and 30s under head coach Ward Lambert. Over a span of 20 years, the Boilermakers won the Big Ten championship 11 times. That stretch included the 1931-32 season in which Purdue was retroactively named national championship by two organizations. The Boilermakers were led that season by John Wooden, who played at Purdue before becoming a legendary coach at UCLA.

The Legend and Apprentice

After 1940, Purdue was rarely in the spotlight until the arrival of Gene Keady in 1980. Keady took over a team that reached the Final Four the previous season and proceeded to build the Boilermakers into one of the top programs in the Big Ten. Over his 25 seasons, Keady led Purdue to six Big Ten titles and 17 NCAA Tournament appearances, including two visits to the Elite Eight. When Keady retired in 2005, Matt Painter took over a struggling program but soon got the Boilermakers back to the top of the Big 10, winning conference titles in 2010, 2017, and 2019. Painter’s time at Purdue has also included five Sweet 16 appearances and a 30-win season in 2018. Much like Keady, he has the Boilermakers rolling, achieving a level of consistency that makes most other Big Ten schools jealous.

  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does Purdue Basketball Play?

Since 1967, the Boilermakers have played their home games at Mackey Arena, which replaced the legendary Lambert Fieldhouse. Mackey Arena is located on the Purdue campus in West Lafayette, Indiana and is next door to Ross-Ade Stadium, where the Purdue football team plays. While it’s one of the older venues in college basketball, Mackey Arena has undergone several renovations over the years to help give it a more modern look and feel. When sold out, Mackey Arena has a capacity of over 14,000 fans.

When do Purdue tickets go on sale?

Cheap Purdue tickets to games played at Mackey Arena are available months in advance, as are Purdue tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check Purdue’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy Purdue tickets in advance?

With Purdue tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Purdue games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap Purdue tickets?

The best way to buy cheap Purdue tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Purdue tickets. Can you buy Purdue tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap Purdue tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Mackey Arena will be before you buy those cheap Purdue tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Purdue tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are Purdue Basketball tickets?

Purdue ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for Purdue tickets is around $43 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

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