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Lincoln preps for anticipated game day weekend

Husker Hoops opening night & Huskers play Buckeyes
Posted at 6:56 PM, Sep 23, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska's big game this weekend against Ohio State may just be one the most anticipated Husker games in years.

Businesses in Lincoln are stocking up on supplies to make sure they're ready for the influx of people. Barry's on 9th Street has ordered double the amount of supplies they usually use for a typical game day.

"We put in orders starting two weeks ago," Barry's general manager KC Iverson said.

On top of the football game on Saturday, Friday night is opening night for Husker Hoops at Pinnacle Bank Arena. There will be an introduction of Coach Hoiberg and rapper Rick Ross is set to perform.

Longwell's is a restaurant and bar that's located in the Railyard right next to Pinnacle Bank Arena. They know Friday and Saturday is going to be busy.

"There's just going to be a lot more people down here and a lot earlier than normal too," Longwell's general manager Lauren Marsh said.

Saturday is a prime time game and ESPN will be in town for College GameDay.

"And the fact that GameDay is going to be there just kind of adds to the flavor of the day," Ticket Express president Chad Carr said.

Much like the players on the field, fans will have to compete with Buckeye nation, but this time for tickets.

"Definitely have a few Buckeye fans who have been curious about tickets since the beginning of the season," Carr said.

And demand is high, as are ticket prices. Ticket prices range anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to over $500 dollars. But make sure you're getting your tickets from a trusted source, scammers thrive during popular game days.

"If you are looking for tickets on your own, just make sure that you're using a credit card or your dealing with somebody you personally know and trust," Carr said.

College GameDay will be on the east side of Memorial Stadium in front of the Coliseum this Saturday from 8am until 11am.