This May we had a piece on someone selling their Nebraska season tickets on eBay. The asking price was $13,215 for four tickets located in end zone seats, way up in the end zone.
At the time I found it a little incredulous. First, the cost was outlandish. Second, Nebraska is entering its 50th straight year of sellouts, but apparently that's not enough to keep some Husker fans from selling. A quick look at eBay today shows around 20 such sets of Nebraska season tickets for sale.
Third, I didn't think this was an acceptable practice regarding Nebraska season tickets. On the back of a Nebraska season ticket, it states:
"Engaging in or facilitating the resale orattempted resale at a price higher than the ticket's printed face value is grounds for seizure of the ticket or cancellation without refund or compensation. Please be aware that tickets obtained from sources other than the University of Nebraska Ticket Office may be lost, stolen, or counterfeit, and if so, are void."
Is the availability of season tickets on eBay a sign of apathy around the program, or a sign that the economy is tough and people are interested in making some dough?
Oh, and just in case you're considering a purchase - from Husker Mike comes this gem:
Another thing to keep in mind is that in the age of scanned tickets, this can be a scam. I can go onto my online ticket account and electronically transfer my tickets to somebody else. The printed tickets are no good at that point...but I still have possession of them, and a buyer has no idea they are no good anymore.