Feb. 24, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming fans will have an opportunity to see one of the nation's great, traditional football programs during the 2011 season when the Nebraska Huskers make their first-ever appearance in Laramie, Wyo., on Sept. 24. Wyoming and Nebraska share a history that dates back to 1934 when they first met on the football field. The two schools' histories also include sharing legendary college football coach Bob Devaney, who served as head coach of both the Cowboys and Huskers during his College Football Hall of Fame career. UW and NU have played five previous times -- all previous games being played in Lincoln, Neb. The last meeting was in 1994.
"Having Nebraska play in Laramie is something I know many Cowboy fans have wanted to see happen for years," said Tom Burman, University of Wyoming Athletics Director. "Hosting Texas a couple of years ago was an amazing experience for our fans, but I expect Nebraska's appearance will exceed that game in fan interest.
"We anticipate the demand for tickets to this game will be the greatest of any game we've ever hosted at Wyoming. The only way for fans to assure themselves a ticket to the game is by purchasing a season ticket. We want to make sure that all of our fans have enough advance notice to be able to purchase a season ticket, and so that is why we are putting this information out as early as we are."
The only way for fans to make sure they get a ticket to the Wyoming-Nebraska game is to purchase a season ticket for the 2011 season. Season tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 28. Renewals will also be mailed to 2010 UW season-ticket holders on Feb. 28.
The cost of renewing a season ticket for the 2011 Wyoming Football season for fans who purchased season tickets in 2010 is $175 per season ticket, which is a discount of $20 off the regular price. The 2011 season-ticket price for new (non-renewal) season tickets is $195 per season ticket. A season ticket guarantees a ticket to all six Wyoming home games in 2011, including the Nebraska game. Exact season-ticket seat locations will be based on the purchaser's 2011 Cowboy Joe Club giving level and/or priority-point total. Fans who already made a $100 deposit through UW Athletics for 2011 season tickets will be invoiced for their remaining balance on Feb. 28.
UW faculty and staff members renewing season tickets from 2010 will pay $148 each for 2011 season tickets. The price for UW faculty and staff members who are purchasing new season tickets will be $165 each. Fans may also purchase a season-ticket Family Plan. Each season ticket in a Family Plan sells for $125 with a required minimum purchase of four tickets for a total of $500 for a Family Plan of four season tickets. Family Plans include two adult tickets, two youth tickets (ages 3-18) and are limited to Sections 28 and HH.
Wyoming fans are encouraged to renew their season tickets online at www.WyomingAthletics.com. One of the best incentives for renewing online is a great offer from the Cowboy Joe Club. The CJC is offering members five priority points for renewing online.
After season-ticket renewals and new season-ticket purchases have been completed, only then would single-game tickets be made available for purchase and they would be offered first to 2011 Cowboy Joe Club donors based on their giving level and second to new 2011 season-ticket purchasers.
If there are any single-game tickets remaining, following the process of allowing 2011 Cowboy Joe Club members and 2011 season-ticket holders to purchase single-game tickets, only then would single-game tickets be made available for sale to the general public.
Fans, who have questions or need additional information on purchasing tickets for 2011 Wyoming football games, may call the UW Athletics Ticket Office at 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or 307-766-4850, or visit www.WyomingAthletics.com.
In addition to Nebraska's first-ever visit to Laramie, the Wyoming Cowboys will also host the team that finished the 2010 season ranked No. 2 in both the final Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' polls -- the TCU Horned Frogs. TCU of course finished the 2010 season defeating Wisconsin, 21-19, in the Rose Bowl. The 2011 season is TCU's final season as a member of the Mountain West Conference.
The 2011 game versus Nebraska will be the first of a three-game football series between UW and NU. After opening the three-game series in Laramie in `11, Wyoming will travel to Lincoln, Neb., twice for road games on Aug. 31, 2013, and Sept. 17, 2016.
Wyoming's 2011 home schedule will also feature conference home games versus New Mexico and UNLV and non-conference games against Weber State and Texas State.
The Cowboys' road schedule will include games against Front Range conference rivals Air Force and Colorado State and trips to MWC foes Boise State and San Diego State. The two non-conference road games will see the Pokes travel to Bowling Green and Utah State.
The dates for Wyoming's non-conference games have been set for the 2011 season. Dates for 2011 Mountain West Conference games, as well as kickoff times for all games will not be available until the MWC and its television partners release the complete 2011 football schedule, which usually occurs sometime in late March or early April.
See Wyoming's 2011 football schedule below.
2011 Wyoming Football Non-Conference Games
Sept. 3, WEBER STATE
Sept. 10, TEXAS STATE
Sept. 17, at Bowling Green
Sept. 24, NEBRASKA
Oct. 8, at Utah State
All Wyoming Home games are in CAPS and bold.
2011 Wyoming Football Conference Games
(Dates Not Yet Available)
at Air Force
at Boise State
at Colorado State
at San Diego State