Nebraska Athletic Department officials announced Friday afternoon that all public season tickets for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season at Pinnacle Bank Arena have been accounted for by fans who have placed deposits for the upcoming season. A waitlist has now started at Huskers.com/Arena in the event tickets become available at a later date.
“First of all, it is a tribute to the greatest fans in college athletics,” Executive Associate Athletic Director Marc Boehm said. “Secondly, it also shows the enthusiasm that fans around the state have for Husker basketball. We want to thank Coach Miles for the hard work that he and his staff have done over the past 13 months, as well as the commitment of our athletic staff in helping us to make today’s announcement possible.”
Friday’s announcement marks the first time in program history that Nebraska basketball has pre-sold its entire public seating for the season. Pinnacle Bank Arena, when it is completed on Aug. 14, will seat approximately 15,147 fans for basketball. The $179 million dollar arena is the centerpiece of the West Haymarket Development project, which will include hotels, restaurants, parking and shopping located blocks from the University of Nebraska campus.
General public ticket sales have increased nearly 95 percent from the 2012-13 season while student tickets are already up 30 percent from the last season at the 13,595-seat Bob Devaney Sports Center. As of this afternoon, the only tickets remaining are approximately 100 student seats in an expanded 1,650-seat student section, which includes approximately 1,000 lower bowl seats.