OMAHA, Neb. (KOLN)- The 9 a.m. game start was no match for the Big Red faithful. Fans were already in their seats 45 minutes prior to the Nebraska-Michigan game.
Husker fans at TD Ameritrade. (Source: Nicole Griffith)
It was a sea of red at TD Ameritrade Park making it feel like the Huskers were playing a home game. Today’s attendance won’t be announced until later Saturday evening once all the games are played. Having the Huskers in the Big Ten Tournament is drawing not just local fans with season tickets, but fans from far away.
"I grew up in Omaha, and I've been down in Miami for about four years, and came back here two weeks ago just to have a little fun,” said Travis Tierney. “ This is the first game I've been out to since Rosenblatt Stadium, so it's nice to come out and see the new stadium. It's just nice to come out and be apart of everything... wear a little red and feel at home for awhile."
When fans were asked what it was like seeing the huge turnouts, many said they expected nothing less.
"It's much more fun to watch them in person,” said Pat Collins-Hill. “I can tell you that it's no fun going to a Big Ten Baseball tournament and if your team isn't even in it, so this is fabulous."
Game two of Nebraska and Michigan is Saturday night with the chance to play for the Big Ten Championships on the line.