Frost Fever: 1st spring game at Nebraska sells out in day
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Call it Frost Fever.
Nebraska’s spring football game at 85,000-seat Memorial Stadium – the first under new coach Scott Frost – sold out one day after tickets went on sale.
The school announced Wednesday morning that all tickets were gone for the April 21 scrimmage at 85,000-seat Memorial Stadium. By early afternoon, a seller on the secondary market was asking $599 for a seat on the 50-yard line that has a face value of $10.
Season-ticket holders were allowed to begin buying tickets on Tuesday, and about 60,000 were sold in seven hours. The general public could buy tickets beginning Wednesday, and they were all sold within 90 minutes.
Frost, a former Cornhuskers quarterback who grew up in Nebraska, was hired away from UCF in December. He led the Knights to a 13-0 record last season.
Nebraska traditionally draws some of the biggest crowds in the nation for spring games. This year’s attendance will break the Nebraska record of 80,149 for Bo Pelini’s first spring game in 2008.
”A lot of people say they have the best fans in the country,” Frost said. ”I think selling out a spring game (so quickly) 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 watch the improvement that needs to happen. By the time spring ball finishes up with the spring game, we’ll be quite away down that road. I can’t believe there’s going to be 85,000 for a spring game. But that’s Nebraska, so Go Big Red.”
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