The Nebraska Cornhuskers have renegotiated the home-and-home contract with the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Huskers will now open the 2025 season on August 30th at Lucas Oil Stadium against the Big 12 opponent instead of at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati. The news was first reported by FBSchedules.com.
This game was originally scheduled to play in Lincoln in 2020. However, Nebraska’s matchup against the then American Athletic Conference member was cancelled as a result of the Big Ten’s conference-only schedule that season due to the COVID pandemic. That game has been moved to 2032 in Lincoln, and the 2025 game has been renegotiated to be played at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Lucas Oil is home to the Indianapolis Colts and the Big Ten Championship Game, the capacity for Lucas Oil Stadium is 70,000, which is 30,000 more than Nippert Stadium, home of the Bearcats.
The financial terms of the agreement have also been announced. For the game in Indianapolis, Cincinnati will pay Nebraska 25% of all ticket revenue or $400,00. Whichever one is greater.
Nebraska shall receive 500 lower level tickets at no cost and will receive 1,000 lower level ticket to sell themselves at $25 per ticket.
As for the game in Lincoln in 2032, Nebraska will provide 400 tickets to Cincinnati at no cost. The Bearcats may request up to 2,600 tickets for purchase by their fans.