The Century Link Center is completely sold out going into the NCAA Final Four volleyball tournament.
“We are definitely in a city that understands running championships events and the caliber we need for our student athletes,” said Kristin Fasbender, director of Champions and Alliances for the NCAA.
Omaha was picked to host the tournaments after winning the bid in 2012 and the century link center is well equipped to handle what the NCAA needs.
“It's great to be here and see what this building has done for the city and the opportunity to host their 3rd championship here,” said Fasbender.
Even though the games are sold out, some of the fans were given the chance to buy standing room only tickets Thursday morning.
“We got these tickets a year ago, but we only got three, and we needed one more, so I came down to get the extra one,” said Amy Brown.
The last minute tickets were only $35 and over a dozen people showed up to grab their chance at seeing Nebraska play.
“I was trying to figure out where I was going to go tonight to watch the game and now I know,” said Bernie Peterson.
The sold out crowd could break the attendance record at a volleyball game, “the three biggest records are in Omaha so I am hoping they break that a couple of times,” said Peterson.
Fasbender said they try to give these student athletes the best experience they can, and a sellout crowd will add to this once in a life time experience, “the big thing is, these are going to be volleyball fans, people that understand the game, understand what these athletes go through and its going to be an amazing atmosphere tonight.”
Century Link will decide on Friday if they will do any more standing room only seat for the final match on Saturday.