It only took 24 hours to do, but for the first time in program history, the Huskers’ Red-White Game has sold out.
You guys aren't messing around.
The Spring Game is SOLD OUT. pic.twitter.com/Is7fiQY0lI
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) February 7, 2018
Check the time stamp on the above tweet. The Huskers announced a sellout at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday morning. Tickets went on sale for season ticket holders Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., at which time close to 60,000 tickets were sold. It was the most ever sold on a Day One.
Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. the remaining tickets were made available to the general public and it took less than an hour to sell out.
The previous record for spring game attendance came in 2008, Bo Pelini’s first year, when 80,149 Husker fans showed out. Last season’s scrimmage drew a crowd of 78,312. “Frost fever” is at an all-time high and it seems almost everyone wants to see the debut of new head coach Scott Frost on the Husker sideline.
The sell-out isn’t coming without controversy though. Many non-season ticket holders have expressed displeasure on Twitter over the way the ticket purchasing process was handled.
During the initial availability, season ticket holders were allowed to purchase up to 20 tickets. Many of those have reappeared on ticket resale sites like StubHub, which has ticket listings for upwards of $699 per seat. The lowest-priced ticket currently on the exchange marketplace is priced at $38.99.
One StubHub seller has 20 tickets available for $599 per seat.
During the original sale period, adult tickets ran $10 a piece and tickets for children were free.
The scrimmage takes place on April 21 and 11 a.m. and will reportedly be televised on BTN.
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.