Report: Purdue Fails To Eclipse 30k Mark In Season Ticket Sales


The Boiling Point: WLFI is reporting Purdue failed to top 30,000 season tickets sold this season.

Anybody can observe that Ross-Ade Stadium has seemingly looked more and more empty every season lately. Now, has the numbers that prove the observation to be true.

"“In the past five years, the number of season ticket holders has decreased from 42,880 season ticket holders to 28,914 this season.”"

Let’s no forget 5,000 of those tickets are students who bought VIP cards so they could get basketball seats.

I know what’s coming now, Purdue is going to blame the tough economic times and say that people don’t have the extra money anymore to spend on tickets. That it has nothing to do with the product on the field. That, despite basketball season ticket sales increasing, people simply don’t have the money to come to every game.

"“We’ve tried to be flexible with three game packages, four game packages, and hope there’s something there for everyone. Again, we appreciate the fans who have stuck with us through what’s arguably the toughest economic time since the Great Depression,” said Schott."

Ah, there it is. The economic times. I commend Purdue for trying to be flexible with ticket packages, even offering $30 off if you buy ND and OSU tickets together, but come on. You want to sell tickets? Win games. It’s that simple. Not saying it’s right, but that’s how it is.

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