Nebraska has sold about 850 of the approximately 2,000 football season tickets the university made available to fans on June 1, a university official told The World-Herald on Thursday.

The 2,000 season tickets offered up were those remaining after the Huskers went through their renewal process for 2016.

The Huskers had sold about 500 tickets after the first day, and now are closing in on 1,000 tickets sold after nine days according to Diane Mendenhall, NU associate athletic director for development and ticket operations. Mendenhall noted after the first day of sales that Nebraska was not selling tickets "at the same pace as last year," which could be a reason for concern with a fan base that has sold out 347 straight home games.

In 2015, Nebraska had a smaller chunk of tickets to sell — about 1,500 after the renewal process — and Mendenhall previously said those sold in about 30 hours.

NU season tickets can be purchased at, by visiting the NU ticket office across from Memorial Stadium or by calling 1-800-8BIGRED. Individuals can purchase up to eight tickets, and buyers can see what is available and the cost involved with the “Seat Yourself” function.

Also, single-game tickets currently are available for home contests with Fresno State (Sept. 3, 7 p.m.), Illinois (Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m.), Purdue (Oct. 22, kickoff TBA) and Maryland (Nov. 19, kickoff TBA).

The Huskers’ streak of 347 sellouts coming out of last season is an NCAA record, one that has many contributing factors. We wrote in-depth about the streak earlier today.

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