July 30, 2014

Huskers ranked fourth in football ticket revenue

Revenue generated by Big Ten football ticket sales in 2012.  (Northwestern, a private school, not included in this list)

Revenue generated by Big Ten football ticket sales in 2012. (Northwestern, a private school, not included in this list)

According to figures, compiled by the Cedar Rapids, IA Gazette, the University of  Michigan earned $46.447 million in football ticket revenue in the 2012 fiscal year. Indiana generated the smallest revenue at $4.351 million.  Northwestern, a private school, did not reveal ticket revenue.  There is  nearly a $42.1 million difference between Michigan and Indiana and is more than what Ohio State ($41.046) earned in football ticket revenue during the same fiscal year.  Newcomers, Maryland ($6.615 million) and Rutgers ($7.868 million) barely earned more than Indiana.  Penn State ($33.403 million) — the league’s other stadium seating more than 100,000 for home games — was third. Nebraska ($28.184 million), Iowa ($21.034 million) and Wisconsin ($18.332 million) rounded out the top six.