Are you heading to the Red-White Spring Game? Here’s what you need to know
Are you among the near-90,000 planning to attend the Nebraska Red-White Spring Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium?
First, bring a jacket, or wear long sleeves.
Here are some other things to keep in mind as you head to the stadium:
* The game is sold out, so fans are encouraged to arrive early.
* Fans are reminded that everyone attending the game must have a ticket, regardless of age (no lap tickets for children under the age of 2 will be available).
* Youth and adults planning to take part in the Drug Free Pledge should be aware that the annual pledge will take place at halftime of the game. Those taking the pledge will once again do so from their seats in the stadium.
* Fans are encouraged to enter the gate printed on their ticket for easiest access to their seating location, but may use any gate that is open.
* The following gates will not be open Saturday: 1, 6, 8 and 17. Gates 18, 19, 21 and 23 will close shortly after kickoff.
* Rosters for the game will be available at concessions stands throughout Memorial Stadium for $1.
* UNL Parking Services will cashier Lot 9 (14th and Avery Parking Garage), the 17th and R Parking Garage and 19th and Vine Parking Garage, and other campus lots for public parking. The charge will be $5 per vehicle, and University donor and cashiered lots will open at 7 a.m.
* The 14th and Salt Creek Roadway Parking Garage (Lot 9) will serve as the primary cashiered parking option for ADA accessibility.
* Public parking will be available at Haymarket Park for $5, and the Pinnacle Bank Arena festival parking for $10. Both of these lots will open at 8 a.m.
* Don’t forget about Nebraska’s clear-bag policy. Fans are also reminded that open umbrellas are not allowed inside Memorial Stadium.
* The University of Nebraska is a tobacco-free campus. The policy is posted at www.unl.edu/tobacco-free-2018.
* Beginning at 11 a.m., STARTRAN will provide shuttle service from South Pointe Pavilions (27th Street and Pine Lake Road) and North Star High School (5801 N. 33rd Street). Shuttles begin at 9 a.m., and cost is $5 per adult each way and $5 round trip for kids (10 and under).
* The Husker Nation Pavilion will be open from 10 a.m. to kickoff at Ed Weir Stadium northeast of Memorial Stadium. Inflatables, face painting and other family-friendly options will be available in the Pavilion area.
* Former Husker and Super Bowl champion Rex Burkhead will be signing autographs at the Husker Nation Pavilion from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
* The Red Cross, Nebraska Athletics, N Club letterwinners and student-athletes will collect cash donations for flood relief inside all entrances of Memorial Stadium when the doors open at 11:30 a.m. until 12:50 p.m. All funds collected in Memorial Stadium will go toward the Nebraska/Southwest Iowa flood relief. Volunteers will only collect inside the gates and buckets will not be passed inside the Stadium.
* Before the Tunnel Walk, a group of more than 250 individuals who provided assistance during the recent flooding will walk out of the tunnel. Once they are on the field, the group will remain on the field and form a tunnel for the Husker team. The group includes first responders, as well as front-line personnel who provided assistance in the disaster areas.
* In-game presentations on Saturday will include the introduction of new Husker men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg.