According to Nebraska athletic director Trev Alberts, some donors have created opportunities for kids to get to go to a Nebraska football game.
Nebraska football fans are proud of their program’s lengthy sellout streak and for good reason. Prior to this week’s game, the Huskers have sold out a remarkable 375 home games. Despite the fact that the Huskers aren’t any good, Nebraska football fans still show up.
But, after the Huskers fell apart last week on the road, losing to Bret Bielema and the Illinois Fighting Illini, there was some uncertainty around whether or not the Huskers would be able to continue their sellout streak.
However, according to a news release from the Huskers, it looks like that Nebraska football sellout streak will continue on. At least for another week.
This week, when the Huskers host the Fordham Rams, there will be another sold out Nebraska football game at Memorial Stadium. And that’s because “two generous donors” stepped up and bought tickets.
Thankfully, those tickets are being put to good use.
Nebraska football: Huskers’ sellout streak lives on thanks to “generous donors”
According to the news release, those tickets have been repurposed and will allow for kids in the 8th grade or younger to be able to go to the game with their parents or guardians. The Huskers are calling the program the “Red Carpet Experience.”
Dr. Lawrence Chatters, Nebraska’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is coordinating the event.
Chatters said the following statement in the news release:
"“The ‘Red Carpet Experience’ is about increasing access to more underserved youth across our state. There are a number of young Husker fans who are unable to attend a football game due to their economic circumstances. We are hopeful that this initiative will open up the opportunity to experience the great atmosphere of Memorial Stadium to more people across Nebraska, especially our underserved youth."
It’s a pretty cool opportunity. Along with the tickets, which have corresponding seats located throughout Memorial Stadium, a small meal will be provided (for free) through the Red Carpet Experience.
To get more information about Nebraska’s Red Carpet Experience, click here.