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General Ticket Information

All John Purdue Club members receive priority over the general public for both ticketing and parking. Tickets are allocated according to the JPC Priority Points system.

To purchase tickets, please contact the Hayes Family Athletics Ticket Office. If you would like to order your tickets online please click here. Please be sure to use your JPC ticket office account when purchasing tickets. Do not create a new account as you will not receive priority on your ticket purchase. The ticket office accounts are automatically tied to your John Purdue Club account, using your JPC annual giving level and Priority Points to assign tickets and parking passes. If you have any questions when logging into your account, please contact the ticket office using the contact information below.

If an event is sold out or there are a limited number of tickets available, members will have the opportunity to put their names on a waiting list. If tickets become available, they will be allocated according to the Priority Points system. Please contact the John Purdue Club to be put on a waitlist for tickets.

For the 2024 Purdue Football season, we’ve implemented a one-time ticket transfer that you can utilize to transfer your season ticket to an immediate family member (sibling, child, or grandchild). Click here to complete the form and return it to the Hayes Family Athletics Ticket Office.

Ticket Donations

Already know you can’t make it to a game? Donate your tickets here! 

Because of the limited number of tickets available for select football and men’s basketball games, the John Purdue Club facilitates a ticket sharing program. Members are encouraged to call their Boilermaker Athletics Representative (BAR) when they cannot attend a game. The office then gives waitlisted John Purdue Club members the opportunity to use the tickets. Tickets are distributed according to Priority Points and participation in the ticket sharing program. Members who turn in their tickets will receive gift-in-kind credit and a receipt for tax purposes.

Please contact your BAR with all ticket questions and requests.

Hayes Family Athletics Ticket Office

Mackey Arena
900 John R. Wooden Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2071
Local: 765.494.3194
Long Distance: 800.497.7678
Fax: 765.496.1580


Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
For football games: Opens at 9 a.m. or three hours prior to kickoff (whichever is later)
For men’s basketball games: Opens two hours prior to tipoff
For women’s basketball games: Opens 90 minutes prior to tipoff

Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.