Gameday in Lincoln

Fans greeting players as they enter the stadium


4 hours before kickoff: The Bone Yard campus tailgate begins (first four home games only); The Tradition Lobby and The Nebraska Experience at the Osborne Athletic Complex open for viewing
2½ hours before kickoff: football team arrives for Unity Walk
90 minutes before kickoff: stadium gates open
1 hour before kickoff: band warm-up concert outside Kimball Recital Hall
45 minutes before kickoff: band marches to Memorial Stadium via Stadium Drive


Prohibited items

Note the Nebraska Athletics Bag policy.

Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, controlled substances, bags that don't meet the bag policy, coolers, chairbacks, noise makers, glass bottles, cans, video cameras, banners/flags on poles and open umbrellas. Consideration of other spectators is expected. With the passage of the concealed weapons law in the state of Nebraska, fans are reminded that concealed weapons are not allowed on the UNL campus and are prohibited at all collegiate sporting events. At the discretion of game management, other items are subject to being prohibited.

Text messaging UNL police
402-472-0800 - in case of emergencies or to report a disturbance in your area.

More details: Football Game Day

Face Covering Policy:

Football fans are strongly encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings over their nose and mouth while on campus property. Some spaces, such as elevators and press boxes, will require masks. Fans should provide their own face coverings, as only a limited amount will be available at stadium entry points.

Student Pregame pavillion

A New Tradition

Starting September 4, students are invited to a new campus tailgate experience. The event — called “The Bone Yard” — will be hosted in the Donald and Lorena Meier Commons outside the Nebraska Union. Student organizations will host tents, music will be played and free food will be provided. The Bone Yard will take place during the first four home games of the season, and each tailgate will begin four hours before kickoff. To learn more, visit

A table full of Runzas and french fries
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Listen to the sounds of game day

What’s game day without some tunes? We’ve got the perfect Spotify playlist to help power your game day, from the Cornhusker Marching Band and DJ Kool to Demi Lovato and Journey.

Show your game day spirit

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Be sure to share your game day photos on social media using #HuskersAtHome so we can join in your celebration.

Whether you’re watching the game from your dorm or on your couch with your parents’ dog, remember to be safe: Mask up. Practice social distancing. Avoid crowds. Large backyard parties and tailgates are not the move. We’re in this together.

Go Big Red!

It’s a neat town. It’s a really good city. They’ve got plenty going on, and when this town gets revved up for a football game, it is really cool. It’s fun to be here.

Ed Cunningham ABC Analyst, Nebraska vs Purdue, October 22, 2016