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Mackey Arena

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Favorite Sports Venue in the World

There's nowhere else in the world I'd rather be for a sporting event than Mackey Arena. It's my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lafayette, Indiana
Love this place

Awesome stadium with great atmosphere. The new Boiler light show adds a great bibe to the pregame... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
West Lafayette, Indiana
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900 John R. Wooden Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There's nowhere else in the world I'd rather be for a sporting event than Mackey Arena. It's my Disney World. The atmosphere is absolutely electric, and the noise level is so deafening at times that you can't hear the person next to you if they're...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Awesome stadium with great atmosphere. The new Boiler light show adds a great bibe to the pregame hype! Definitely get there early for big games since the stadium isn't that big!

Thank krissyberlage
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Its a very compact & energetic stadium. Has a history of being tough and LOUD on opponents.. We downloaded the app that syc's the LED lights in your phone which added to the fun..

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Mackey Arena remains one of the most exciting, loud, and electric venues in college basketball today. The dome at the top reverberates sound and when the Boilers get rolling, fasten your seatbelts! Dan Dakich, ESPN and Big Ten channel calls Mackey one of the top...More

Thank F9635QBjamesm
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Mackey Arena is among the premier venues for basketball in the Midwest. Recent renovations have greatly enhanced the atmosphere in the arena, especially the addition of a superb scoreboard.

1  Thank reuben p
Reviewed 21 December 2017

It's just hard to beat Mackey Arena for a college basketball game. There are hardly any bad seats in the house ... basically right behind the backboard is the worst you are going to get. Other than that, the sightlines are clear, even the furthest...More

Thank silentbob007
Reviewed 15 December 2017

You have to deal with campus parking if you drive. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The concourse of the arena is spacious.The sight lines in the arena are excellent. However, the seating in the permanent areas is aluminum benches which can be uncomfortable...More

1  Thank ransom007
Reviewed 11 December 2017

If you're on the opposing team, it can be intimidating. The noise level can be quite loud and the sound bounces off the metal roof. If you're a Purdue fan, it's a lot of fun. The arena has been updated and is much nicer in...More

Thank orracle
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Located on Purdue campus next to Ross-Ade football stadium, rich history in this arena. One of the best in the conference.

Thank McFerrid
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Every seat is a good seat in this lively arena. From the first time the teams enter the arena for warm up there is something going on. There is always a highly rated halftime show as well. The sound system and scoreboard is state of...More

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