Last year the Husker athletic department had about 1,500 football season tickets it offered up to the public in mid-June. A problem? It didn't turn out to be, with the remainders selling in about 36 hours.
NU officials are no doubt hoping for similar demand of the roughly 2,000 tickets that are still available for the 2016 season and went on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Season tickets cost $399 a person ($57 a game) for the seven-game home schedule, which consists of Husker meetings against Fresno State, Wyoming, Oregon, Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota and Maryland.
Diane Mendenhall, Nebraska's associate athletic director for development and ticket operations, told the Journal Star last week that Husker season tickets had a 94.5 percent renewal rate this year, which is about on par with the 95-percent clip its been annually.
"One of the campaigns we did this year is to 'Be There,'" Mendenhall said. "You're playing on television every single game and there's competition for that entertainment dollar. ... But unless you're there, there's nothing like it."