Nebraska Huskers Red-White Spring Game guide: What you need to know

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Husker football fans are gearing up for Saturday's Red-White game, an annual tradition turned sell-out event with the return of Coach Frost last year.

WHEN & WHERE: The Red-White Spring Game kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

WATCH & LISTEN: The game will be carried live on the Learfield/IMG Husker Sports Network and on BTN.

  • Husker Sports Network: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison and Brenden Stai will call the game action for Husker Sports Network, with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Listen to this radio coverage of the Red-White game statewide and around the world through Huskers.com and on the Tune-In app.
  • BTN: Coverage begins at 1 p.m. on BTN and BTN2Go, with Larry Punteney, Ameer Abdullah and Damon Benning calling the game.

ROSTER: Players & coaches

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Andrew Bunch | Brody Belt | Zavier Betts | Darrion Daniels

WHO'S BENCHED: Wandale Robinson | Maurice Washington

If you're one of those heading to the exhibition game and other festivities, here's everything you need to know about the day's big events:

Parking & entry information


ENTRY GATES: Fans are encouraged to enter the gate printed on their ticket for easiest access to their seat location but may use any gate that is open. Please note that gates 1, 6, 8 and 17 may not be available for entry; and gates 18, 19, 21 and 23 will close shortly after kickoff.

UNL PARKING: Cost is $5 per vehicle for and University donor and cashiered lots, which will open at 7 a.m. Parking Services will cashier parking garages at:

  • Lot 9 at 14th and Avery
  • 17th and R
  • 19th and Vine
  • Other campus lots for public parking

HANDICAPPED PARKING: The parking garage at 14th Street and Salt Creek Roadway (Lot 9) will serve as the primary cashiered parking option for those in need of ADA accessibility.

HAYMARKET PARKING: 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.

STARTRAN shuttle information


WHEN: Big Red Express service begins at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Departing from South Pointe Pavilions, at 27th and Pine Lake; and North Star High School, at 5801 N. 33rd St. Buses will park in close proximity to Memorial Stadium.

COST: $5 per adult each way; $5 round trip for kids ages 10 and younger.

  • Text "Token" to 41411 to download the app to purchase your Big Red Express tickets using your smartphone.

Admission information


OFFICE OPENS AT 9 A.M. 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.

ALL INDIVIDUALS MUST HAVE TICKETS: Everyone in attendance at the Red-White spring game must have their own ticket, regardless of age; no lap tickets for children younger than age 2 will be available.

WALKWAY: Fans returning to the Haymarket area postgame are asked to utilize the city’s preferred walking path on T Street (SW Stadium), crossing 10th and 9th streets, which is the most direct and safest path back into the Haymarket business district.

Game-day policies


CLEAR-BAG POLICY: Regular-season Memorial Stadium policies will be in place for fans attending the Red-White Spring Game, including Nebraska’s Clear Bag Policy.

UMBRELLAS: Fans are also reminded that open umbrellas are not allowed inside Memorial Stadium.

TOBACCO: The University of Nebraska is a tobacco-free campus.

ROSTERS: Available at concessions stands throughout Memorial Stadium for $1

Flood relief donations


DONATION COLLECTION: The Red Cross, Nebraska Athletics, N Club letter winners 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. Volunteers will only collect inside the gates and buckets will not be passed inside the Stadium.

All funds collected will go toward the Nebraska / Southwest Iowa flood relief. [HOW TO HELP]

T-SHIRTS: 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.

Saturday fan events


REX BURKHEAD AUTOGRAPHS: Former Husker football player Rex Burkhead of the New England Patriots will be signing autographs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the North side of the track in the Husker Nation Pavilion.

PAVILION ACTIVITIES: The Husker Nation Pavilion will be open from 10 a.m. to kickoff Saturday at Ed Weir Stadium, northeast of Memorial Stadium. Inflatables, face painting, and other family-friendly options will be available in this area.

NEBRASKA FOOTBALL POSTERS: 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.

MEMORIAL DISPLAY: The Remembering Our Fallen display, consisting of 31 towers supporting double-sided and full-color banners, opens at 10 a.m. Saturday 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 Sept. 11, 2001.

Gold Star Families also be honored as a group at the game.

Events during the game


CITIZENSHIP TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT (pre-game): 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.

NATIONAL ANTHEM & PRESENTATION (pre-game): At about 12:50 p.m., 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.

TUNNEL WALK (pre-game): A group of more than 250 first-responders and other front-line personnel who provided assistance during the recent flooding will walk out of the tunnel ahead of the players and line up as an extension of the Nebraska Tunnel Walk.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (during game): In-game presentations on Saturday will include

  • The introduction of Fred Hoiberg, the new Husker men’s basketball coach
  • Recognition of current Huskers in the National Football League

DRUG-FREE PLEDGE (halftime): The annual Drug-Free Pledge will take place at halftime of the game. Those taking the pledge will do so from their seats in the stadium for the safety of younger fans.

PASSING CONTEST (end of 3rd Quarter): Two UNL students will compete for a $25,000 prize.

Need help?


TEXT UNLPD: If you see something, say something. Contact the nearest police officer or event staff member, or text 69050 for fan assistance. Texts are received by Stadium Operations, and a response will be initiated.

ONLINE: Get game day information from Huskers.com

PHONE NUMBERS:

  • University Operator: 402-472-7211
  • University Police: 402-472-2222
  • Ticket Office: 402-472-3111 or (800) 8-BIGRED
  • Athletic Department: 402-472-4224
  • Development: 402-472-2364
  • Event Management: 402-472-1003
  • Lost & Found: 402-472-1003
  • Junior Blackshirts: 402-472-3467
  • StarTran: 402-476-1234
  • ADA assistance: 402-472-3111