Tickets for the April 19 Red-White Spring Football Game are now available for purchase at Huskers.com and by contacting the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-8BIG RED or 402-472-3111.  

Tickets for the game went on sale on Wednesday morning and more than 22,700 tickets had been sold by 5 p.m., including more than 5,800 on-line ticket sales in the first hour alone. By comparison, approximately 27,600 tickets were sold in advance of last year's Red-White Game which drew a crowd of more than 54,000 fans.

This season, in a change from recent years, reserved tickets for the spring game are available and are going fast. Approximately 25,000 reserved seats in the East and West Stadiums were available at a cost of $10 per ticket, but fans wishing to purchase a reserved ticket are encouraged to do so soon. Kickoff for the game is set for 1 p.m.

 

In addition to the reserved tickets, fans may also purchase general admission tickets at the cost of $8 for adults and $4 for youth (high school age and younger) and seniors. Children under age six, as well as UNL students, faculty and staff (with ID) will be admitted for free. Children (junior high or younger) wishing to take the Drug Free Pledge at halftime will also be admitted for free. General admission seating will be in the North and South stadiums.

 

All fans wishing to attend the Red-White game are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance to avoid long lines at ticket booths and will-call windows on game day. Nebraska has averaged nearly 60,000 fans for its spring game over the past four seasons and Memorial Stadium will be at full capacity (81,067) for this year’s Red-White contest.

 

Nebraska Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations Jeff Jamrog said the goal is to better the record 63,417 fans that attended the 2005 game.

 

Nebraska is known nationally for its tradition of selling out football games and I know Coach Pelini wants that to include the spring game,” Jamrog said. “Hopefully, our fans will take the chance to spend a great day in Lincoln and get a preview of their 2008 Huskers.”

 

In addition to expecting a large crowd in the stadium, Nebraska will also be hosting its Junior Day in conjunction with the spring game with prospects from around the country expected to be on campus.

 

The Nebraska baseball team will also be in town on April 19, playing host Kansas at Hawks Field later in the afternoon. Information on additional events surrounding the Red-White Spring Game will be announced in the coming weeks on Huskers.com.