With Saturday's temperature expected to be around 100 degrees with a heat index of 104, UNL will again allow fans attending the Nebraska-Southern Mississippi game to bring up to two, 20-ounce commercial water bottles into Memorial Stadium.
Typically, stadium policy only allows fans to bring in empty plastic water bottles, but an exception is being made this week. Stadium gates open at 3:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 5.
Fans are encouraged to drink plenty of water and avoid liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar, which cause the loss of more body fluid. Avoid very cold drinks because they can cause stomach cramps. Minimize direct contact with the sun and snack regularly rather than eating heavy meals. Consider eating light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads and wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing.
Fans may purchase water or refill at water fountains on the main concourses of Memorial Stadium. Four large, portable water fountains, one on each side of the stadium, also will be available.
The Red Cross will be on hand to provide emergency medical services. First Aid stations are in the southeast corner of field level, East Stadium upper concourse, East Stadium club level, northwest concourse and West Stadium club level. An emergency heart unit is in the northwest concourse, Advanced Cardiac Life Support is in the southeast corner of field level. Contact Red Cross volunteers, Boy Scout volunteers or stadium security personnel for assistance.