Divorced couple goes to court over Husker tickets day before first game

2011-09-02T21:00:00Z 2011-09-03T10:35:30Z Divorced couple goes to court over Husker tickets day before first gameBy JORDAN PASCALE / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
September 02, 2011 9:00 pm  • 

On Friday morning, a divorced couple waited anxiously to hear who would get custody -- of their football tickets.

In what could be called an 11th-hour deal, the decision came just hours before kickoff of the Nebraska-Chattanooga season opener.

The wife got two season tickets from her mother many years ago, said her attorney, Steven Flodman.

When she married, she and her husband went to Husker games together, but after the marriage ended they couldn't agree on who should get the tickets.

Last year, they split the tickets evenly, each using the pair for three home games and each using one ticket for the KU game, according to court documents.

"I've not seen much of this type of issue over the years," Flodman said. "Usually, they get settled out of court."

But the case of these two die-hard fans ended up before Lancaster County District Judge Steven Burns.

Burns ruled the wife could keep the tickets since she was the original owner, even though they paid the annual fee jointly in recent years, Flodman said.

Flodman said the woman was pleased.

And it's a good thing she won, he said, or the husband would have been seated next to his ex-mother-in-law, who still owns the adjacent seats.

"That would've been awkward," Flodman said. 

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