Nebraska football has sold out its Red-White Spring Game for the first time, the program announced in a tweet on Wednesday. The sellout coincides with newfound hype around the program associated with new coach Scott Frost, who was hired on Dec. 2.
You guys aren't messing around.
The Spring Game is SOLD OUT. pic.twitter.com/Is7fiQY0lI
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) February 7, 2018
Attendance for Nebraska’s spring game had been rising in recent years, with 78,312 people showing up in 2017 to see the Red team defeat the White team 55-7. It was the third straight season attendance topped more than 72,000 fans under former coach Mike Riley.
Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium has a capacity of 87,091. On April 21, the stadium will be full of enthused Huskers fans getting their first glimpse of Frost’s new-look program.
So… we just sold out the Spring Game.
— Huncho Zig⚡️ (@TrulyDevine_22) February 7, 2018
Oh my gohhh what a fam base !!! https://t.co/6DBgCqrhe0
— BUBBA (@camgonework15) February 7, 2018
No place like Nebraska https://t.co/zZVmxis8Ya
— Patrick O'Brien™ (@oneandonlyPOB) February 7, 2018
Nebraska finished 4-8 last season, a disappointing campaign that resulted in Riley’s removal. Frost’s hiring has revitalized the program, and on Wednesday the new coach raved about his first recruiting class.