When we last left it, the Husker sellout streak was at 375 games, dating back to 1962.
Even during these testing times, and with the complexities on how a football season can or will be played this fall amid the COVID-19 crisis, Nebraska’s athletic director believes the passion of the Husker fan base will again reveal itself when the games do show up.
At this point it’s not yet known if the season will go on just as scheduled, or how many fans will be allowed in stadiums if it does.
But during his monthly appearance on the Sports Nightly radio show on Tuesday night, Bill Moos said, The sellout streak is alive and well. If we are told, for example, that we can have only have 30,000 in Memorial Stadium and we get 30,000 – that’s a sellout. If there are no limits and we can fill it … there is no place like Nebraska and there are no fans like Nebraska fans. I would guess that the sellout streak would continue.
The streak living on, of course, would mean every ticket that is available is purchased, and not depend on tickets scanned on gameday. All the tickets were sold prior to those games, and Moos wouldn’t bet against Husker fans doing the same for the season ahead even in these unconventional times.
Remember, we have had games where we’ve been 10,000 or 20,000 less in attendance, but the seats have been sold, Moos said during the radio appearance. And it’s my feeling that the pride that Nebraska fans have in that sellout streak, that as you know dates back to 1962 and Bob Devaney’s first year, will be preserved. I have no doubts in my mind just having gotten to know and appreciate our fans.