It’s amazing what hope for a football team can do.
Morgan Burke’s infamous “$5 million opportunity” for football might finally be taking off, as the impressive performance against Louisville has led to an increase in sales for the home opener tomorrow night:
From Sunday to Tuesday, Purdue sold 3,000 tickets for the game against Ohio University.
It's the team's performance against Louisville Saturday that's building excitement and selling more tickets.
Overall, Purdue is expecting a crowd of at least 40,000 for tomorrow’s game, an increase of about 8,000 more than last year’s season opener. not everyone is paying to get in, as I once again got two free tickets in addition to my season tickets for tomorrow. This has been quite common for season ticket holders as long as they renew by a certain deadline.
Still, the cheapest tickets available are $10 in the family zone and upper end zone. that’s some nice extra cash made by the athletic department this week, almost like a good football program can help generate revenue.
Overall, Purdue has sold about 2,800 more season tickets than last season. Of course, getting 40,000 for a MAC game is hardly earth shattering, but when you consider out 57,000 stadium had its largest crowd last year was against Nevada at a little over 41,000 we’ll take it.
For the record: the last time Ross-Ade Stadium was sold out was for the 2008 match-up against IU. This was also Joe Tiller’s final game as Purdue’s head coach.