Purdue Students say tickets are too expensive for the Music City Bowl

Six wins secures a bowl game and sixty bucks secures a seat at the Music City Bowl, but are Boiler students willing to make the five and half hour drive to Nashville and fork over some cash?

Posted: Dec 6, 2018 12:48 AM
Updated: Dec 6, 2018 1:18 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) — Six wins secures a bowl game and sixty bucks secures a seat at the Music City Bowl, but are Boiler students willing to make the five and half hour drive to Nashville and fork over some cash?


How much would they pay?


"I don't know," said Purdue student Patrick Shea. "Fifty is probably the top for a bowl game."


"Probably around 50 bucks," said Purdue student Matt Gryzlo. "'I'd for sure go. It's a great experience. I mean for a bowl game like that it's incredible."


"Maybe like 30 bucks," said Purdue student Carleigh Hardin.

"Twenty," said Purdue student Jenna Peterson.

"Ten," said Purdue student Doria Donaldson.


"I'd go into the thirties," said Purdue student Mark Palmerine. Thirty dollars. Forty dollars. But, anything past that I think I'd really reconsider."


Consider that it's the Boilers second consecutive bowl game, this time closer to home.


Would that change their mind?


"I'll be working that day unfortunately in Chicago," said Gryzlo. "If not, I'd for sure be in Nashville. For sure."


"I thought a little bit about it because it's in Nashville and that's cool," said Peterson.

"But yeah, tickets are slightly expensive for students but Nashville is pretty cool," said Hardin. "So it'd be a fun experience."


"People want to stay at home especially kids like me," said Palmerine. "I'm away from home so being back at home to have that chance it's something I want to take advantage of."


Students should take advantage of the bowl game because the last time Purdue went to back-to-back bowls was 2011 and 2012.


The team has a chance to go 2-0 under the leadership of Jeff Brohm and it averages 459 yards offense, just shy of the school record of 462.


Tickets are still available from Purdue Athletics and ticket retailers.


They are as cheap as $45 in the balcony, but John Purdue Club has lower level tickets going for just a little bit more.


Even though these students say they aren't going, they're still rooting for their team.


"I expect that they will pull a W," said Gryzlo.


"Oh, we are taking home the gold," said Shea. "We're beating Auburn. We are taking it home."


"It really depends what Purdue team shows up honestly," said Palmerine "We could see that team that played against Ohio State that played great. We could see the team that beat IU or we could see the team that was not good against Michigan State and Minnesota. So it really just depends which Purdue team shows up."


Regardless of what team shows up on Dec. 28th, Purdue will face off against SEC Auburn for the first time in program history and Brohm could be the just the third coach in program history to win back-to-back bowl games.

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