LINCOLN — Nebraska made 2,000 football season tickets available to fans on Wednesday, and moved about 25 percent of those in the first 24 hours of sales.
The season tickets were remaining after the Huskers went through their renewal process for 2016.
"Husker fans have stepped up in the past and we are confident they will again,” Diane Mendenhall, the NU associate athletic director for development and ticket operations, said Thursday. “After the first day we have sold 500 season tickets. We are not at the same pace as last year, but we have the greatest fans in the nation. This was evident (Wednesday) with tickets being purchased by individuals from Georgia to Alaska, as well as locations throughout the stadium, from the end zone to the 50 yard-line."
Nebraska had about 1,500 season tickets available after the renewal process in 2015 and Mendenhall previously said those sold in about 30 hours.
NU season tickets can be purchased at www.huskers.com/tickets, 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’ NCAA-record streak of sellouts was 347 games coming out of last season.