Purdue Cuts Football Season Ticket Prices to Get Fans Back

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Purdue University has cut season ticket prices for its football games after attendance plummeted last season.

The Journal and Courier reports Purdue football drew an average of about 35,000 fans during home games last year, the lowest level since 1951. Attendance fell 28 percent from 2013, and it was the biggest drop among teams in the Big Ten, Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences.

Purdue Athletic Director Morgan Burke says in a news release that the school hopes reduced prices will bring fans back.

Big draws in 2013 included home games against Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State. Home games next season for Purdue include matchups against Virginia Tech, Nebraska and Indiana University.

Purdue has won just four games in two years, and hasn't won a Big Ten home game since 2012.