Spring Game, 4.13

Nebraska receiver Wyatt Liewer (85) scores a touchdown during the the Red-White Spring Game on April 13, 2019, at Memorial Stadium. Ticket sales for this year's game are trailing the pace of recent seasons. 

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Nebraska is assured a well-attended Red-White Spring Game on April 18. Ticket sales thus far, however, have not been quite as hot as the first two spring games under head coach Scott Frost. 

As of early Thursday afternoon, NU had sold 53,500 tickets to the scrimmage and have about 31,000 remaining, which comes at the end of spring practices, according to assistant athletic director for tickets Holly Adam. 

Tickets first went on sale Tuesday morning for season ticket holders and Wednesday morning to the general public. 

A year ago, tickets for the event went on sale on a similar Tuesday/Wednesday setup and, by Wednesday evening, only 7,000 tickets remained and the school announced an official sellout by Saturday night. 

The 2019 spring game had an announced attendance of 85,946, just behind the record 2018 turnout of 86,818. 

In 2018, Frost's first season here, the school sold 60,000 tickets on the first day of sales. That caused some problems with fans' ability to get at the limited number of tickets remaining, however, so the school changed the way it sold them. NU limited the number of tickets available for purchase per account from 20 to 10 and also raised the number guaranteed to be available to the general public from 10,000 to 15,000. 

That makes 2019 more accurate for comparing the early 2020 numbers. The bottom line: Sales are strong, but lagging behind the 2019 pace. 

Nebraska has had at least 54,000 in attendance every year since 2004 and that streak will continue. 

Fans can purchase tickets at Huskers.com, over the phone at 1-800-8-BIG RED or in person at the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office.

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

This article originally ran on journalstar.com.


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