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Purdue Starts The Celebration Of Mackey Arena's Golden Year Early

Mackey Arena turns 50 in December, but the school will start celebrating early by counting down the Top 50 "Mackey Moments."

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The celebration of Mackey Arena's golden year starts Thursday.

The famous arena that has housed the Purdue Boilermakers since 1967 turns 50 in December, but Purdue is getting the celebration going early.

The school says over the next 50 days they will be counting down the 50 greatest moments inside Mackey Arena on their various social media platforms, culminating on November 10th which marks the start of the Purdue men's basketball season.

Every day a new "Mackey Moment" will be revealed on Purdue’s social-media channels, as well as on MackeyMoments.com.

Fans also are encouraged all season long to share their favorite Mackey Moments by Tweeting at @BoilerBall, @PurdueWBB or @PurdueSports their favorite memories of being in one of college basketball’s great venues, by using #MackeyMoments. 

(PHOTO: Kurt Darling/WIBC)

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