OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Excitement is building in Husker nation as the spring game gets ready to kick off this Saturday. Whether you want to meet newly crowned Super Bowl Champ Rex Burkhead, donate to flood victims or take part in a cornucopia of Red-White game events, we've got you covered.
The University of Nebraska sent out the following information for fans:
- 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. This change began in 2016 and is a safety measure for our younger fans taking the Drug Free Pledge.
- The Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office will open Saturday at 9 a.m., four hours before kickoff. The game is sold out, but the office will be open for will-call ticket pick-up and to assist with any game-day ticket issues.
- Fans are reminded that everyone in attendance at the Red-White spring game must have a ticket, regardless of age (no lap tickets for children under the age of 2 will be available).
- 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. Fans should be aware the following gates will not be available for entrance on Saturday—Gates 1, 6, 8 and 17. Gates 18, 19, 21 and 23 will close shortly after kickoff.
- 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.
- Regular-season Memorial Stadium policies will be in place for fans attending the Red-White Spring Game, including Nebraska’s Clear Bag Policy. Fans are also reminded that open umbrellas are not allowed inside Memorial Stadium. Fans attending the game may visitwww.huskers.com/gameday [huskers.com] for more information.
- The University of Nebraska is a tobacco free campus. The policy is posted at www.unl.edu/tobacco-free-2018 [unl.edu].
- STARTRAN will be providing shuttle service from South Pointe Pavilions (27th and Pine Lake) and North Star High School (5801 No. 33rd Street). Buses will park in close proximity to Memorial Stadium. Shuttles begin at 9 a.m., and cost is $5 per adult each way and $5 round trip for kids (10 and under). The shuttle service begins at 11 a.m.
- The Husker Nation Pavilion (HNP) will be open from 10 a.m. to kickoff in the normal Pavilion location at Ed Weir Stadium northeast of Memorial Stadium. Inflatables, face painting and other family friendly options will be available in the Pavilion area. Athletic department officials will monitor the weather and any potential changes that might be necessary to the Pavilion schedule and activities.
- Within the Husker Nation Pavilion, the First National Bank Autograph Zone will feature Rex Burkhead of the New England Patriots. Burkhead will be signing autographs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the North side of the track.
- Two spring Nebraska football posters will also be available at the Husker Nation Pavilion while supplies last. Fans should note these are spring posters and are not the traditional 2019 schedule posters which will be available this summer in time for the Aug. 1 Fan Day.
- The Remembering Our Fallen display will be set up near the East end of the Pavilion area. This one-of-a-kind display is presented by Patriotic Productions and is an all-encompassing national memorial that includes our country's military Fallen who have died from wounds while deployed in The War on Terror since September 11, 2001. This beautiful display consists of 31 Tribute Towers supporting double-sided and full-color banners made to withstand the elements. The Marine Corps Cornhusker Detachment will assist with setting up the memorial and will stand guard at the Pavilion on Friday night. Gold Star Families will attend the game and will be honored as a group at the game. The display will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday when the Husker Nation Pavilion opens to the public.
- Nebraska Athletics would like to encourage all Nebraskans to help in the relief efforts. The Red Cross, Nebraska Athletics, N Club letterwinners and student-athletes will collect cash donations inside all entrances of Memorial Stadium when the doors open at 11:30 a.m. until 12:50 p.m. giving Husker Fans time to get to their seats before the Tunnel Walk. Fans are asked to have their donations ready for the bucket collection upon entry in order to assist with getting fans to their seats inside the stadium.
- 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.
- Husker fans wishing to buy the One State, One Heartbeat t-shirts on Saturday can do so at all Huskers Shop locations at the stadium, as well as the store at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
- A large American flag spanning the entire Memorial Stadium field and carried by several groups including veterans and Gold Star families will be presented during the national anthem at approximately 12:50 p.m. The national anthem will be performed by 12-year-old national recording artist Mason Ramsey.
- Before the Nebraska 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.
- Rosters for the game will be available at concessions stands throughout Memorial Stadium for $1.
- Husker Sports Network will provide live radio coverage of the Red-White game statewide and around the world through Huskers.com and on the TuneIn app. Husker Sports Network coverage begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison and Brenden Stai will call the game action for Husker Sports Network.
- The game can be seen live on BTN and BTN2Go, beginning at 1 p.m. Larry Punteney, Ameer Abdullah and Damon Benning will be on the call for BTN.
- Nebraska will honor 76 football student-athletes named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team during pregame ceremonies. The team honors outstanding community outreach efforts. The presentation of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team will happen approximately 23 minutes before kickoff.
- In-game presentations on Saturday will include the introduction of new Husker men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg, and recognition of current Huskers in the National Football League. At the end of the third quarter, there will be a football passing contest between two UNL students, with the winner receiving $25,000.
- To help create a safe postgame experience and minimize the conflict of vehicle and foot traffic, if fans are returning to the Haymarket area postgame, they are asked to utilize the city’s preferred walking path on T Street (SW Stadium), crossing 10th and 9th street which is the most direct and safest path back into the Haymarket business district.
- Text Messaging Service – For fan assistance, text to 69050 and start your message with UNLPD. Standard text message rates will apply. Texts are received by Stadium Operations and a response will be initiated. If you See Something, Say Something by utilizing this service or contacting the nearest police officer or event staff member.
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