The University of Nebraska Athletic Department announced Thursday afternoon that less than 300 public season tickets remain for the first season of Nebraska men's basketball at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Six months ahead of the first exhibition game, the Husker basketball program has easily shattered the previous best of 12,000 season tickets set during the 1992-93 season. Season ticket sales are up over 90 percent from last year, and this marks the third straight year that season ticket sales have increased for Husker men's basketball, the first time that has occurred at Nebraska since the mid-1990s.
NU student tickets sales are also strong, as 1,470 of the student allotment of 1,650 seats have been sold. This is more than a 25 percent increase from the 2012-13 campaign. Pinnacle Bank Arena will feature an expanded student section with seating behind the benches, on the end court and in the 300 Level. One thousand of the 1,650 total student tickets will be located in the lower bowl. Student tickets are $50, and UNL students should visit Huskers.com/students for more information on how to purchase tickets for the upcoming season.
At this point, the only remaining public tickets available are in the 300 Level. Those seats are on sale for $85 with each seat requiring a $25 deposit. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Huskers.com/Arena, calling the Nebraska Ticket Office at 1-800-8-BIGRED (402-472-3111 in Lincoln) or by stopping by the NU Athletic Ticket Office during regular business hours (8 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.). A waitlist will be implemented via Huskers.com after tickets are sold out in the event tickets become available at a later date.
In addition, tickets in the student sections will be available to the public for any Husker Basketball game played during winter break on campus (late December and early January). Details on those tickets will be announced when the 2013-14 schedule is released later this summer.
Nebraska finished 15-18 in Coach Tim Miles' first season and will return three starters for next season, including guard Ray Gallegos and forwards David Rivers and Shavon Shields. In all, 10 letterwinners return next season, while a trio of transfers who sat out the 2012-13 season will be eligible.