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Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Fans Now Allowed at Husker Sporting Events

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The Big Ten announced that schools can follow local health guidelines for events

Jon Johnston

This was anticipated, but is now official. Fans can attend regular season Husker events again. From the athletic department:

The decision applies to all remaining events in Nebraska’s home athletic venues, beginning with Friday’s baseball and softball games. Tickets will be available for baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball and the Huskers’ May 1 spring game. The Big Ten announced earlier this month that it would allow public ticket sales at conference championship events, including the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics and Big Ten Men’s Tennis championships that will be held in Lincoln in April.

“I applaud the decision to allow fans to return to conference venues for the remainder of the 2020-21 athletic season,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “This is another positive step as we move closer to normal operations in the Big Ten and across college athletics. Our staff has worked closely with local health officials to finalize details and provide a safe environment in our facilities. I know Nebraska fans are eager to get back to cheering on their Huskers in person, and we look forward to welcoming them back.”

Season ticket holders for each sport will be given the first chance to purchase individual game/match tickets. Masks will be required.

From the Big Ten Conference:

Attendance policies for all remaining 2020-21 Big Ten Conference regular season competitions will follow local health guidelines and restrictions, the conference announced on Wednesday. The decision to follow local health guidelines and restrictions was made jointly by the Big Ten Conference Directors of Athletics and the Council of Presidents and Chancellors in consultation with university medical experts and the conference office.

This policy update is effective immediately and includes spring football events. This decision follows the announcements by the conference on March 4, 2021, to allow a limited number of fans to attend the 2021 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, and on March 9, 2021, to follow local health guidelines and restrictions for all remaining 2020-21 Big Ten Conference championships and tournaments. The goal is to transition from a conference-wide approach to local decision-making in consultation with public health departments and university medical experts.

Procedures for all remaining 2020-21 Big Ten championships, tournaments and regular season competitions will be designed to meet local and CDC guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19 as the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, officials, fans and campus communities remain our highest priority.