Marc Viquez, Stadium Journey

New Review: Purdue Basketball

Mackey Arena is one of the loudest gyms in the nation and is home to the Purdue Boilermakers.

The Purdue Boilermakers have called Mackey Arena home since 1967. The 14,804 facility cost $6 million to construct and was designed by Walter Scholer and Associates Inc. to replace Lambert Fieldhouse.

Throughout its half century of use the facility has seen numerous renovations, but most importantly was the $99.5 million Mackey Complex Project that was completed in 2012 that tripled the concourse area, increased the number of concession areas and restrooms, and added premium seats on the lower section.

The changes have enhanced the fan experience at Mackey Arena, an older facility with aesthetically pleasing charm, but with all the comforts of a modern arena. The dome shaped roof provides unobstructed views of the court from the seats and a noise level that provides a strong home field advantage.

Originally named Purdue Arena for its first five years, it was renamed after Guy Mackey who served Purdue sports for 46 years as its athletic director from 1942 until his death on February 22, 1971.

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