It hasn’t even been a day and Nebraska’s Red-White Spring Game has already sold close to 60,000 tickets.
The school announced Tuesday that between 10 a.m. — when ticket pre-sales began for season ticket holders — and 4:30 p.m., exactly 57,342 tickets had been sold to see new head coach Scott Frost’s first appearance on the sidelines of Tom Osborne Field.
🚨TICKET SALES UPDATE🚨
57,342 tickets sold as of 4:30!
A minimum of 10,000 tickets will be available for tomorrow’s public on sale at 10 a.m.
— Husker Tickets (@HuskerTickets) February 6, 2018
That makes 15 straight seasons the Huskers have had more than 54,000 fans at the annual scrimmage, dating back to 2004. According to the school website, the 57,342 are more than double what Nebraska typically sells in Day 1 tickets for the game.
Last season, 78,312 turned out for the game. The record for spring game attendance at Nebraska came in 2008, Bo Pelini’s first year at the helm, when 80,149 Husker fans filed into Memorial Stadium for the game. The Huskers just might top that number this year.
Beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m., a “minimum of 10,000” tickets will go on sale to the general public. Fans can purchase tickets here.
The game is set for an 11 a.m. kickoff on April 21 and will reportedly be aired live on the Big Ten Network.
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.