NU Announces Football Season Tickets Prices

Nebraska football season ticket holders will see a slight increase in season ticket prices for 2006, however, Husker fans will pay less for a ticket to attend a game at Memorial Stadium than when they follow the Huskers on the road. The Nebraska home schedule for 2006 includes defending national champion Texas and three other teams that played in bowl games in 2005.

The average price per game for football season ticket holders in 2006 will be $48, an increase of $3 per game over last year's average price of $45 per ticket. The 2006 prices continues a trend of Nebraska's season ticket prices increasing at a much smaller rate than most schools in the Big 12 Conference, and less than standard cost of living increases over the past several years. In fact, Athletic Director Steve Pederson lowered season ticket prices in his first year in 2003, and ticket holders have seen only small increases over the past three years, despite escalating operating costs for the athletic department.

"We have all been hit with rising costs of utilities in our own daily lives in the past few years, and the athletic department is no exception," Pederson said. "We are glad we will be able to continue to balance our operating budget by passing along only a modest increase in ticket prices to our season ticket holders, and no increase to our student season ticket holders. We have also made it a goal to keep our ticket prices very competitive with our peers in the Big 12 Conference and we have once again done that."

Nebraska faculty and staff will see the same $3 per game increase as public season ticket holders, with the average price of a faculty/staff ticket increasing from $42 to $45 per game. However, Nebraska students will again see no increase in the cost of their season ticket, with the price remaining constant at $21 per game or $147 for seven home games.

All visitors to Nebraska home games this fall will see a new and improved Memorial Stadium. The Memorial Stadium expansion project will add 6,500 new seats to the North Stadium, and will provide fans with new amenities, including a large concourse with new restrooms and concession stands. For the first time in 2006, fans will be able to circulate between the West, North and East concourses, and take advantage of the various amenities at different locations throughout Memorial Stadium.

 Other facts regarding the 2006 season tickets...

  • Football season ticket holders in all categories will again see a significant savings when compared to the face value of tickets on a single-game basis. The full face value for seven home games for 2006 is $415, or an average of $59.29 per game. Public season ticket holders receive a 19 percent discount from the face value, while UNL students receive their season tickets at a 65 percent discount.
  • Tickets for non-conference home games against Louisiana Tech (Sept. 2), Nicholls State (Sept. 9) and Troy (Sept. 23) have a face value of $55. Home games against Kansas (Sept. 30) and Missouri (Nov. 4) will have a $60 single-game ticket, while face value for single-game tickets for matchups with Texas (Oct. 21) and Colorado (Nov. 24) are $65 each.
  • Single-game ticket prices for Nebraska home games are lower than the average ticket price for Nebraska's five road contests in 2006. The average cost for Nebraska road games at USC, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M is $73. The lowest priced road ticket is $65 at both USC and Iowa State, with the highest priced ticket $85 at Oklahoma State.


2006 Nebraska Football Schedule and Ticket Prices

                                                            Season Ticket Holder  UNL Student                Single-Game

Date                 Opponent                     Avg. Cost/Ticket           Avg. Cost/Ticket           Ticket Price

Sept. 2             Louisiana Tech            $48                               $21                              

Sept. 9             Nicholls State              $48                               $21                              

Sept. 16            at Southern California     --                                  --                                  $65

Sept. 23           Troy                             $48                               $21                              

Sept. 30           Kansas                         $48                               $21                              

Oct. 7               at Iowa State                 --                                  --                                  $65

Oct. 14             at Kansas State             --                                  --                                  $70

Oct. 21             Texas                           $48                               $21                              

Oct. 28             at Oklahoma State         --                                  --                                  $85

Nov. 4              Missouri                       $48                               $21                              

Nov. 11             at Texas A&M               --                                  --                                  $80

Nov. 24             Colorado                      $48                               $21                              


Single-Game Home Total/Average      $415 ($59.29)

Season Ticket Total/Average               $336 ($48)

UNL Student Total/Average                 $147 ($21)

Single-Game Road Total/Average       $365 ($73)


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