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Husker AD: Memorial Stadium capacity decision by August 29

Posted at 5:47 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 19:10:20-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A Nebraska football schedule was released but how many fans will be allowed to attend the games?

Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos told season ticket holders on Friday they will know how many people can be inside Memorial Stadium, and safety guidelines no less than two weeks before the first home game.

Speaking on Husker Sports Nightly this week, Moos is confident the Huskers will have nice crowds at Memorial Stadium. How many, we don’t know. Currently, it would be limited to about 10,000 spectators.

Moos says he wants to get as many fans as he can into Memorial Stadium to see the Huskers play.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we could and hopefully there’s a chance we can continue our sell out streak with a packed stadium,” Moos explained.

Chad Carr, Owner of Ticket Express, agrees with some of Moos’ comments but fans need to know who’s getting tickets, how do you make it fair for season ticket holders, and will refunds be given. Plus fans fly in from all over the country on game day.

“I think that he is being a little too optimistic at this point in time,” Carr said. “I think that just a transparency with what’s going to happen with different scenarios I think would basically ease a lot of the fears of an already fearful ‘Husker Nation’ right now.”

They've adjusted the no-refund policy to let season ticket holders use money they've already paid as credit for the 2021 season.

The University of Nebraska is also asking fans to use money they've already given for the athletic department's revenue shortfall.