Purdue has seen its season ticket sales spoken recent seasons, mostly because of “winning football” and “investment in the program”. Even after an injury riddled 2019 season and a global pandemic Purdue is reporting strong sales for 2020:
The current standing of 2020 football season ticket sales was released today by Purdue Athletics. To date, Purdue has had more than 26,000 season tickets claimed, including over 1,400 new season tickets and 6,300 student season tickets, known as the Boarding Pass.
Of course, that doesn’t mean 26,000 people will be in the stands. The current capacity is 57,236, and Purdue has topped 60,000 a couple of times the past three years:
Purdue Football Attendance
|Penn State||33,157||Illinois||46,027||Ohio State||60,716||Illinois||58,735|
Just last week President Mitch Daniels mentioned that attendance will almost certainly be limited:
“Can’t speak for any others but we are not looking at going beyond one-fourth (25%) of the capacity of our 57,000 seat stadium right now,” Daniels told the committee. “This has been mapped out just as we have mapped our classrooms and dorm rooms to measure distance and exceed the requirements.”
Per the current capacity that would be 14,309 fans in the stands, meaning we’ve already passed that limit. Surprisingly, you can still purchase tickets through Purdue. Other schools, like Michigan State, have officially suspended season ticket sales. Others, like Iowa State, have announced a policy of limiting sales and not selling single game tickets.
One year ago today, without a pandemic, Purdue was sitting at about 21,500 season tickets sold.