It’s crazy to even begin talking about basketball now since the football season is only a few weeks in, but we are less than two months away from the first official game of the 2014-2015 college basketball season. Because the season is getting closer each day, Purdue University has begun releasing tickets for the games, including two mini ticket plans that are perfect for any Purdue Boilermakers fan.
After two dismal seasons of Purdue men’s basketball it’s understandable for many to not be as excited for the upcoming season. It seems like every year we get really excited for the team and the incoming freshmen, only to be let down before Big Ten play even begins. But there is a different aura surrounding this years squad that I can’t seem to put my finger on. Maybe it’s the ridiculous size the Boilermakers now have at the rim thanks to 7-foot junior A.J. Hammons and 7-foot-2 freshman Isaac Haas, or maybe it’s the really strong class of freshmen that head coach Matt Painter has brought in. It just feels like this team will finally break the two-year streak of not playing in the NCAA Tournament.
So if you are as excited as I am, and plan on heading to Mackey Arena this season, then check out the two mini ticket plans that the university has to offer. Now we do not make any money from you buying a mini ticket plan, but bias is part of our name so we are going to be bias towards Purdue University and shy away from those third-party ticket services where you might be able to get some cheaper tickets. But at $20-$30, for three Big Ten games and either one or two non-conference games, it’s hard to say you’re getting robbed in the deal. Plus there is no bad seat in Mackey Arena. Trust me, I’ve sat at the very top and had the time of my life.Source: Purdue University
You have two choices when it comes to the mini-plans: four games or five games.
The four-game package gives you tickets in the Student Section, which sounds awesome until you read the name of the package and realize all the students will be at home for the holidays. But you get awesome seats for only $20 per game, along with the opportunity to watch three Big Ten games at Mackey.
In the five-game package, you will get to see three Big Ten games and choose two non-conference games. No real exciting non-conference games this season, but if you want to try to make it on national television then IUPUI (Big Ten Network) and North Carolina State (ESPN 2) are your best bets. This package will set you back $150 total, but tickets just to see Purdue play Indiana University could cost you half of that.