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For many native Nebraskans, Husker Football has a strong influence in their lives. Now, the Neligh Chamber of Commerce is wanting to give you a chance to experience an entire season firsthand.
The Chamber is raffling off two season tickets for the Nebraska football team’s 2017 season. The tickets are located directly on the 50 yard line in the 100 level seating.
After raffling off a four-wheeler for the past two years, the Chamber decided it was time to offer a new prize. This year, they decided to go with the season tickets.
“After two successful years of selling chances to get a four wheeler, we decided to change things up a little bit and offer another fun prize,” said Lauren Sheridan-Simonsen, assistant economic development director for Neligh.
Previously, raffle tickets were being sold for as much as $80 a ticket with a limited number of tickets being sold. With the change to the season tickets, the cost is less for those interested in getting involved. Tickets are on sale for just $10 each. Participants can also by 10 tickets for that $80 price.
“I think people have been very excited about the tickets,” said Sheridan-Simonsen. “Everyone seems to be a Husker fan or knows someone who is. We didn’t want to do one specific game, we wanted there to be more opportunities for fans to go or just enjoy the Huskers all season.”
The drawing for the tickets will be held on August 21, in time for the first Husker game of the year against Arkansas State. All proceeds from the tickets sales will go to help Neligh businesses, including a new zero-interest short-term loan program the Chamber is developing.
Home games for Nebraska in 2017 include a variety of intriguing matchups. After starting the season against Arkansas State, Northern Illinois and Rutgers, Nebraska will take on national powers Wisconsin and Ohio State at home. They will then finish out the year against Northwestern and Iowa.
Tickets are available at the Neligh Chamber of Commerce office, Antelope County News, Antelope County Chiropractic, Wanek Pharmacy, Neligh Flower Shop or online at www.nelighchamber.com.