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Husker spring game tickets reselling at $79 and up

Posted at 5:45 PM, Feb 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-07 19:14:33-05

Tickets for Nebraska's spring game are reselling for a more than 600 percent markup in the hours after selling out.

The Red-White football scrimmage will be the first glimpse of the team with new head coach Scott Frost at the helm. Season ticket holders were able to start purchasing seats Tuesday.

On Wednesday at 10 a.m., sales opened up to the general public, with most spots costing $10. The stadium sold out completely just after 11 a.m., according to the ticket office.

Chad Carr, president of ticket reseller Ticket Express, says the demand for tickets to the spring game is unprecedented. As of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, tickets were reselling for $79 up to $200+.

"It's the biggest spring game since 2008, and that was Bo Pelini's first year," Carr said.

Carr says Nebraska's situation is the perfect storm for ticket demand: a new, highly-anticipated head coach and a change at quarterback.

But for those who can't quite front the current resale prices, Carr says ask around.

"One of the tips that I always tell people is that sometimes the person that you least expect to have tickets is going to have two extra tickets in their back pocket," Carr said.

Also keep in mind Nebraska's weather. Carr says when the date gets closer, if the weather looks bad, prices may drop. But, it's also riskier, like in 2012 when the game was canceled altogether due to weather.