You guys aren't messing around.
The Spring Game is SOLD OUT. pic.twitter.com/Is7fiQY0lI
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) February 7, 2018
By Tommy Rezac
After only 26 hours, Nebraska’s spring football game has sold out.
“I can’t believe there’s going to be 85,000 for a spring game,” Scott Frost said during his National Signing Day press conference Wednesday. “That’s Nebraska. Go Big Red.”
Nebraska announced Wednesday that all tickets were gone for the April 21 scrimmage at Memorial Stadium, which seats over 90,000 spectators. Season-ticket holders were allowed to begin buying tickets on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., and about 60,000 were sold in seven hours. Tickets for the general public went on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m., and they were all sold within 90 minutes.
“A lot of people say they have the best fans in the country,” Frost said. “Selling out a spring game in three days kind of puts that argument to bed. I’m so excited that the fan base is as fired up as it is. I’m anxious for the fan base to get to know these new coaches.”
Tickets are still for sale on some secondary ticket sale websites. Some seats were going as high as $699 on StubHub as of Wednesday afternoon.
Nebraska traditionally draws some of the biggest crowds in the nation for spring games. This year’s attendance will shatter the Nebraska record of 80,149 for Bo Pelini’s first spring game in 2008.
The scrimmage kicks off at 11 a.m.
Nebraska’s spring practice will start on March 17; one day before UNL’s spring break. Frost said the team will hold one practice before the week-long break, and then hit the ground running when the team gets back.
Under Mike Riley, Nebraska would practice for two weeks before spring break and then two more weeks after.
“If you’ve never seen a college kid when they come back from spring break, I don’t think that’s really ideal for training and getting the team better,” Frost said. “We’re going to have one practice before spring break just to try to get the kids familiar with what we’re doing, then we’re going to come back and go to work.”
When asked what the team’s goals are for this coming spring, Frost had a fairly simple answer.
“Our goal is to get better,” Frost said. “Day-by-day to get better. That means waking up everyday and being better than you were the day before. Any challenge that comes in front of you, you’ve got to challenge it and overcome it, put your head on the pillow and get ready to get up and do it again the next day. We have got a lot of work to do.”
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