December 18, 2014

Nebraska men’s basketball freezes season ticket prices

The University of Nebraska athletic department is not raising the prices for season ticket holders.  Nebraska, which sold out season tickets some six months before its debut in Pinnacle Bank Arena, averaged a school-record 15,149 fans last season, ranking No. 13 in the nation. The per-game average increase of 5,067 fans from the previous season was the largest by a Division I men’s program since 2006-07.

Nebraska executive associate athletic director Marc Boehm said they aren’t raising prices because it wants to ensure a full arena.

“That’s our No. 1 goal,” Boehm said. “We didn’t want to disrupt any of that.”

Ticket holders will be responsible for a $1 surcharge per ticket, per game, a charge the athletic department picked up last season.  Season-ticket packages in the 300 level will remain less than $100.  Nebraska is lowering that price from $5 to $4.75 per game to help offset the $17 surcharge. That’s $97.75 per season ticket.

Nebraska will have a 17-game home schedule, including one exhibition game. Boehm said Nebraska is “on the verge” of releasing its non-conference schedule, but that it’s still trying to fill one last opponent — the regular-season opener, likely to be either Nov. 15 or Nov. 16.  Known home nonconference dates include Nov. 25 vs. Nebraska-Omaha; Dec. 7 against Creighton; Dec. 10 vs. Incarnate Word; and Dec. 13 against Cincinnati.