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Nearly 60,000 spring game tickets sold on first day of availability

February 7, 2018 GMT

The Nebraska Red-White Spring Game is a hot ticket.

Nebraska announced on Twitter that it sold 57,342 tickets between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the first day of ticket sales for the April 21 football scrimmage.

That’s despite only season-ticket holders being eligible to purchase tickets. The first chance for the general public to purchase tickets is 10 a.m. Wednesday, and the university said it will ensure that at least 10,000 are held in reserve.

Demand is high to see Scott Frost’s first spring game as the Husker head coach, with NU more than doubling it’s normal first-day ticket sales numbers. According to the school website, the program typically sells more than 20,000 tickets on the first day of availability.

Spring Game attendance is typically strong; NU has drawn at least 54,000 fans to Memorial Stadium each year since 2004.

Nebraska is expected to challenge the Spring Game attendance record of 80,149, set in 2008, Bo Pelini’s first year.

The Spring Game will kick off at 11 a.m., and, as athletic director Bill Moos confirmed to the Journal Star last week, is expected to be televised live by the Big Ten Network.