Revenge, bless her, is a dish best served cold. But in the case of the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ secondary ticket market, she might also need to be paired with an installment plan.
If you’re still scouring for tickets to see the Huskers avenge 2016 losses to Ohio State (62-3), Iowa (40-10) and Wisconsin (23-17) at Memorial Stadium, no shock — they’re not going to come cheap. According to VividSeats.com, the average seat on the secondary market for the Buckeyes’ visit to Lincoln on Oct. 14 was selling for $267 as of late last week — more than twice the cost of the average ticket at Memorial Stadium this season:
The price point for the meeting between the Badgers and the Huskers on Oct. 7, one of the pivotal tilts in the West division chase, was listed by the site at $181 on average, making it the second-priciest ticket on the Big Red’s home docket.
The average cost on the secondary market for a ticket at Memorial Stadium was $130 as of late last week, Vivid Seats told Land of 10. The site reports that price figures to be 24 percent cheaper than it was at this time a year ago:
The Huskers-Buckeyes ticket is the sixth-most expensive among games hosted by Big Ten schools this fall, based on the site’s database. Five of Vivid Seats’ top six tickets all involve Ohio State in one way or another:
And here’s the really wacky part: Compared to six years ago, the Big Red entertaining Urban Meyer this autumn looks like a relative bargain. A Sept. 28, 2011, report in the Dayton Business Journal showed that the average ticket for the Ohio State visit to Lincoln that Oct. 8 was selling for $364 a pop, according to TicketCity, another secondary-market source.
That’s more than a $100 difference, granted, but keep in mind that the demand six years ago was a different beast. The fall 2011 game between Ohio State and Nebraska was the Huskers’ first as a member of the Big Ten — the circuit’s first addition since Penn State began playing a league schedule in 1993. And it was the Bucks’ first meeting with the Big Red since 1956, as well as Ohio State’s first-ever trip to Memorial Stadium.
On all sides, everything was shiny and new.
Oh, and pricey:
— Charlie Marlow (@CharlieMarlow_) September 21, 2011
Nebraska rallied from a 27-6 deficit to post a 34-27 victory over Ohio State in 2011 — the largest comeback in program history. The Buckeyes haven’t been back since.
Clearly, absence still makes the heart grow fonder. And makes the price tag climb even higher. Still, for most Huskers faithful, you get the feeling a two-game winning streak in Lincoln over Ohio State would be worth every red cent.
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