Gameday in Lincoln

Fans greeting players as they enter the stadium


4 hours before kickoff: ticket office opens
3 hours before kickoff: Husker Nation Pavilion opens
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


Husker Nation Pavilion - Family Fun
The free Husker Nation Pavilion, located at the northeast corner of Memorial Stadium, is a great opportunity for families to stretch their legs with fun activities before the game.

The Tradition Lobby and The Nebraska Experience at the Osborne Athletic Complex is open for viewing four hours before kickoff.

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
69050, keyword UNLPD - in case of emergencies or to report a disturbance in the your area.

More details: Football Game Day

A table full of Runzas and french fries
Photo Credit: Runza Restaurants on Instagram

Celebrate Game Day Safely

We can’t wait to cheer on the Huskers at Memorial Stadium when it’s safe. But for now, we’re bringing game day to you with tips on how to celebrate game day safely with those in your household this season.

Host a virtual watch party

Call up some friends and have a virtual watch party over Zoom. You can even put yourself in the stadium with one of our virtual backgrounds. Don’t forget to wear your scarlet and cream — and maybe your corn hat if you have it handy!

Want to kick the watch party up a notch? You can also download our printable game day props and decor.

Bring the game day eats to you

Did you even celebrate game day if you didn’t have a Runza or slice of Valentino’s Pizza? Grab takeout to bring the stadium eats to your couch or check out recipes on Game Day Eats Pinterest board. We’ve got you covered from appetizers to desserts.

A table full of Runzas and french fries
Click here to see all of the downloadable social graphics you can share.

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

Looking for more ways to show your Husker pride? We have a library full of graphics to share on social media and phone wallpapers you can download.

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