Gameday in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proud to welcome visitors from our fellow Big Ten Conference member universities.

Memorial Stadium balloon release

Memorial Stadium is located on our City Campus, which in the heart of downtown Lincoln so you can park and walk to dozens of restaurants and downtown and campus attractions.

5 Tips

  1. Start your campus experience at the Van Brunt Visitors Center at 313 North 13th Street.
  2. On select Fridays before gameday, you're invited to come to a free Football Friday event at the Wick Alumni Center from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  3. If you're staying in Omaha, plan to leave for Lincoln at least 5 hours prior to kickoff.
  4. For pre-game radio coverage, tune in to 1400 AM (KLIN) in Lincoln and 590 AM (KXSP) in Omaha.
  5. On Facebook or Twitter? Connect at UNL on Facebook and UNL on Twitter
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:

Parking Options

We recommend one of these three parking options:

1. Find parking for a fee at a number of lots on and nearby campus.

2. Reserve pre-paid event parking at City garages or purchase a $9 tag for all-day, on-street parking in metered stalls from any City parking employee wearing a Park & Go shirt at City-operated parking facilities.

3. Park and ride: park in a large, off-site parking lot and ride the city bus (Star Tran) to the stadium with StarTran's Big Red Express.

Get more information at:

More details on the Parking and Transit services website

Outside North Stadium

Campus Attractions

Van Brunt Visitors Center
The Van Brunt Visitors Center is the official "front door" for university visitors, guests and prospective students. Adjacent to downtown Lincoln, the center connects to the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, which shows art house films on two screens.

Wick Alumni Center
The beautiful Milton I. Wick Alumni Center, located on the northwest corner of 16th and R streets, is home to the Nebraska Alumni Association. On select Fridays before gameday, you're invited to come to the Alumni Association's free Football Friday event held outdoors in the Wick Alumni Center Holling Garden from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

University Bookstore
Located in the lower level of the Nebraska Union, the University Bookstore carries textbooks, supplies, Husker apparel, gifts and souvenirs, trade and general books, cards and convenience items.

Sheldon Museum of Art
The Sheldon Museum of Art houses more than 12,000 works of art, a comprehensive collection of American art that includes prominent holdings of 19th-century landscape and still life, American Impressionism, early Modernism, geometric abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, pop, minimalism and contemporary art.

University of Nebraska State Museum
The University of Nebraska State Museum was established in 1871 and is one of the leading research and educational science museums in the nation associated with a university. The museum collects and interprets the natural, geological and anthropological history of the state and of the Great Plains, and holds the collections in trust for all Nebraskans.

Van Brunt Visitors Center
Van Brunt Visitors Center
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