Nebraska breaks spring game attendance record for Scott Frost's debut

An aerial shot of Memorial Stadium before kickoff of the 2018 spring game.

LINCOLN — Nebraska set a spring game attendance record when 86,818 fans packed into Memorial Stadium on Saturday morning. It was the largest crowd in Nebraska history for spring games, and the eighth highest-attended spring game nationally in modern history.

Nebraska’s spring game sold out in 25 hours when tickets went on sale in February.

The new Nebraska mark breaks the record set in 2008, Bo Pelini’s first spring game. Memorial Stadium housed 80,149 fans for that game.

Since 2008, more than 700,000 fans have attended a Husker spring game.

Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email:

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