Capacity decisions for Nebraska football home games will be coming within the next two weeks and season-ticket holders will have options with how they wish to proceed in 2020.
In an e-mail sent to Nebraska football season ticket holders, athletic director Bill Moos said they would be able to get a full refund on their 2020 payment, marking a departure from standard program policy. They can also roll over that payment to the 2021 season. In the email, fans are asked to fill out a survey signaling their intentions by Aug. 14.
The Omaha World Herald reports that the athletic department is facing a revenue shortfall of between $40 million and $100 million in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the email said, with the loss of two home games and almost certain crowd limitations playing major roles. The message included a graphic that broke down standard annual revenue for the department as $69 million from tickets and donations, $55 million from memberships with the Big Ten and NCAA and $22 million from sponsorships like Adidas.
As for crowds at Memorial Stadium, Moos said conversations are ongoing with campus leadership along with local government and health officials.