Mackey (Guy J.) Arena (MACK)

900 John R Wooden Drive, West Lafayette, IN

Home to Boilermaker basketball and an occasional volleyball or wrestling match, Mackey Arena is known as one of the loudest venues in the country due to its aluminum-domed roof. In the past decade, Mackey has undergone significant renovations.

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History. Originally named Purdue Arena, the facility was dedicated Dec. 2, 1967, with a ceremony that recognized 10 former Boilermaker All-Americans, led by John Wooden and Charles "Stretch" Murphy, and featured a speech by Indiana governor Roger Branigin. The Boilermakers lost a heartbreaker game, 73-31, to the Wooden-coached defending national champion UCLA Bruins. With its circular concrete and steel structure and a domed roof, the arena was hailed as "the first of its kind among collegiate sports facilities." In 1972, the facility was renamed in honor of Guy "Red" Mackey, who was part of Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics for 45 years, including 29 as athletics director.


Did you know? Fans can request gameday “shoutouts,” special messages to loved ones, on Mackey’s electronic signage.


Did you know? Purdue teams have won nearly 80% of the games played at Mackey.


Did you know? Mackey Arena’s total seating capacity, including non-ticketed individuals, is 14, 804.