Spring Game Tickets go on sale Feb 02

Signing Day is a big enough day for Husker fans. But it will be a bit busier this time around as the tickets for the 2011 Spring Game go on sale, February second this year, the same day as Husker recruits from all over the country sign their letter of intent.

Nebraska fans planning to attend the Red-White Spring Game can purchase tickets on Wednesday, Feb. 2, beginning at 8 a.m. The 2011 spring football game is set for Saturday, April 16 at Memorial Stadium with kickoff at 1 p.m.

Nebraska fans may purchase tickets online at Huskers.com, by phone at 1-800-8-BIG-RED, or in person at the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office, located in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage. Reserved tickets are $10 each. Once again, all seats in the stadium are being sold on a reserved ticket basis, and all individuals must have a reserved ticket for the game.

Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets shortly after they go on sale to ensure a seat for the Red-White game. No tickets will be held back for game-day sale, meaning that if all tickets are sold in advance fans will not have an opportunity to purchase tickets on game day. Each of the past two years more than 35,000 tickets were sold by the end of the first day of sales. 

Nebraska will once again conduct the Drug Free Pledge at halftime of this year's game. Youth (eighth grade or younger) are encouraged to take part in the Drug Free Pledge on the field, and those who do will be admitted to the game for free. Drug Free pledge participants do need to secure a ticket in advance of the contest. Parents or sponsors of the youth taking part in the pledge will need to buy a reserved ticket ($10).

UNL faculty and staff will be able to purchase reserved tickets to the spring game for $5. Faculty and staff should purchase their tickets in person at the ticket office or over the phone, and will also be asked to show their staff ID at the gate on the day of the game. UNL students will be admitted for free to the game, but will need to have a ticket in hand for admittance. UNL students should also go to Huskers.com beginning on Feb. 2 to secure their ticket for the game. 

2011 Red-White Spring Game

Date: Saturday, April 16

Kickoff: 1 p.m.                               

Tickets: $10 reserved tickets go on sale on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m., UNL Faculty & Staff, $5;

UNL Students, Free (must secure a ticket)

Drug Free Pledge: Youth 8th grade and younger are encouraged to take Drug Free Pledge at halftime

(admitted for free, but must have  a ticket)

Radio/Internet: Husker Sports Network/Huskers.com

Husker Nation Pavilion: Open at 10 a.m. (Ed Weir Track) 

Season Ticket Prices Set for 2011

Nebraska football season ticket holders will see a small increase in price for the 2011 season, after there was no increase for the 2010 home schedule. 

Season ticket holders will pay $56 per ticket for seven home games in 2011 ($392) total. In 2009 and 2010, Nebraska season tickets holders paid $54 per ticket ($378 total). Nebraska students will once again pay $147 for seven home games, or $21 per game, and UNL faculty and staff will pay $53 per game ($371 total). 

Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne said he considered both athletic department need and the concerns of individual fans when setting the ticket prices. 

"In these tight economic times we understand the need to keep tickets reasonably and competitively priced," Osborne said. "Our goal as an athletic department remains operating in a fiscally responsible manner, while maintaining nationally competitive sports across the board. We have made a commitment to some aggressive building projects in athletics and this small increase will help us pay for some of those improvements." 

Nebraska fans will have the opportunity to see one of the top home schedules in school history in 2011 in the Huskers' first season of competition in the Big Ten Conference. The non-conference schedule will include home contests against Tennessee-Chattanooga (Sept. 3), Fresno State (Sept. 10) and Washington (Sept. 17). Six-time defending Big Ten Champion Ohio State will be in town for Nebraska's first-ever Big Ten home game on Oct. 8, and the Huskers will also host Michigan State (Oct. 29), Northwestern (Nov. 5) and Iowa (Nov. 26) at Memorial Stadium. 

Nebraska will enter the 2011 season with an NCAA record streak of 311 consecutive home sellouts.  

Summary of Ticket Prices

Season Ticket Total (Average)---$392 ($56)

UNL Faculty and Staff (Average)---$371 ($53)

UNL Students Total (average)--$147 ($21) 


·         Season ticket holders are encouraged to renew their tickets on-line during the early renewal process which runs through Feb. 15. Fans who renew during that period are eligible for prizes, including a pair of season tickets, a season parking permit and a pair of tickets to the Nebraska-Ohio State game.

·         The Oct. 8 game against Ohio State will be Homecoming.

·         Nebraska's games against Tennessee-Chattanooga and Fresno State will be the first-ever meetings with those schools.

·         Nebraska faces six 2010 bowl teams at home including Fresno State (Humanitarian), Washington (Holiday), Ohio State (Sugar), Michigan State (Capital One), Northwestern (Ticket City) and Iowa (Insight). Overall, nine of Nebraska's 12 opponents on the 2011 regular-season schedule appeared in a bowl game.

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