The Huskers face another tough test Saturday night, as the ninth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes come calling to Memorial Stadium. While it’s a big game for the Huskers, ticket prices on the secondary market aren’t reflecting that.
Typically, a Nebraska-Ohio State game would be one of the hottest tickets in town, but this season, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Whether it’s the Huskers slow start to the season, or the fact that they’re a 24-point underdog at home, there isn’t much demand for tickets.
“People just went to the Wisconsin game last week, we’re not favor to win, there’s bad weather, that’s kind of the perfect storm of events for people wanting to sell their tickets,” said Chad Carr, president of Ticket Express. “Had the outcome of the Wisconsin game been a little different, would the demand for this game be different? Probably.”
Although the game is sold out, tickets on StubHub and TicketExpress are cheap- some for as low as $20, almost the price of two beers at an NFL game.
Carr says the decrease in ticket prices for a game of this caliber, is greatly due to an unprecedented number of people wanting to sell their tickets.
But some season-ticket holder fans say they will still go to the game.
“I had friends who told me to sell them but I’m still going,” said Aaron Schron of Omaha. “At the beginning of the season, tickets were about $200 a piece for each seat in my section. I was lucky to get them for $100. But now I’m seeing those tickets in my section for $50.”
Casey Hunt is taking his 10-year-old son to the game, to show him a true fan supports his team in the highs and the lows.
“Sure there’s been a lot of turmoil down there, some ups and some downs – the change of the athletic director, the change in quarterback –but to me that doesn’t mean you give up on a team, or a coach, or a university just because you’re losing,” said Hunt.
The game starts at 6:30p.m at Memorial Stadium.