The Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Fan Day is scheduled for this afternoon, Friday August 1st from 2-3:30pm. Today will represent your best opportunity to meet all of Nebraska's coaches and players before the Fall Camp portion of the season kicks off this weekend.
If you are thinking of heading down, here are some tips from the UNL Athletic Department on how and what you can bring:
Fans may enter Memorial Stadium through Gates 3 and 24 on the southeast and southwest corners of the stadium. Gates will open at 2 p.m. The majority of players will be seated on the field at Memorial Stadium, while true freshmen will be located in the stands throughout West Stadium.
Fans are asked to respect players and coaches, as well as other fans by limiting their autograph requests to one item per player or coach. Any apparel items fans are wishing to have autographed should be in hand, rather than being worn. These policies will help accommodate as many fans as possible within the 90-minute Fan Day window.
Also as a reminder, autographs obtained for players and coaches are for personal use only. Any re-sale of an autographed item is prohibited and re-sale of an item with a student-athlete’s signature could jeopardize the player’s eligibility.
Free parking for Fan Day will be available in the 14th and Avery Parking Garage, the Champions Club parking lot (west of Memorial Stadium), Lot 8 (north end of Osborne Athletic Complex) and Lot 5 (northeast of Memorial Stadium). Parking is also available in the Stadium Drive parking garage, but fans will be charged for that garage.
Restrooms for fans will be available near Gates 2 and 24, as well as under the northeast corner of the stadium near Gate 15. Fans will not have access to the Osborne Athletic Complex, or the new construction areas in East Stadium. Drink stations will be available near the 50-yard line on the West sideline with water, Pepsi products and Gatorade.
Huskers Authentic Team Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fan Day and will have brand new adidas products, as well as this year's media guides and schedule posters.
The Nebraska Athletic Department encourages fans to participate in Fan Day through social media by adding #Huskers to photos on Twitter or Instagram and by posting photos to Facebook.com/Huskers. Nebraska Athletics will sort through social media posts using the #Huskers hashtag. Posts will be placed on the big screen at Memorial Stadium throughout the afternoon. These posts will also be collected and displayed on Huskers.com.
I'm always surprised about the whole media guide thing, as you can mostly get them now electronically. However, I suppose like the old Shrine Bowl programs, you have the player sign their picture.
Weather wise, it's going to be sunny and around 83-85 degrees.