Husker fans ‘exceeded our expectations.’ 2,000 packages already sold for 2021 game in Ireland

By Kelsey Stewart / World-Herald staff writer

It’s no secret that Husker fans travel well.

We saw it in action earlier this season when they tried gobbling up more than their allotment of tickets to see Nebraska take on Colorado in Boulder.

And it looks like Husker fans are also willing to travel across the pond. They’re booking in advance — a little less than two years out — to see Nebraska play Illinois in Ireland.

So far nearly 2,000 travel packages have been sold for the game in August 2021, said Joe Wunderlick, vice president of marketing at Anthony Travel, which is selling the tickets and packages.

Of those, the majority have gone to Husker fans.

“We were hopeful they would come, and I think they’ve exceeded our expectations,” Wunderlick said. “Nebraska fans were ready to put their money down and travel, which was very good to see.”

Aviva Stadium, in Dublin, can hold 48,000 fans for American football.