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Nebraska Football Opening April 17th Practice to the Public

Who else needs an excuse to go to Memorial Stadium?

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Want to go to a Nebraska Football practice? On April 17th you can if you are able to get tickets. It is limited to 4,000 fans and I assume these will get snatched up ASAP.

The practice on April 17th will be from 2:15-4:45 p.m. The gates open at 1:30 p.m.

Whether there will be a tunnel walk has been neither confirmed nor denied. There will likely be loud music as well as Kool-Aid drinking.

Here is the statement from the Athletic Department:

Nebraska fans will have two opportunities to watch the football team this spring. In addition to the May 1 Red-White Spring Game presented by First National Bank, the Huskers will also open their Saturday, April 17 practice to the public.

The April 17 practice will be free to the public and limited to 4,000 individuals.

Fans must reserve their mobile ticket for the open practice at The tickets will be made available in three groups, beginning with the first wave on Friday, April 9 at 6 p.m. The next group of tickets will be made available on Monday at 6 p.m., with the final group on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The April 17 practice is scheduled for approximately 2:15-4:45 p.m., with gates opening at 1:30 p.m.

Fans will be admitted to Memorial Stadium through Gates 4 and 10. Gate 3 will be available as an ADA entrance.

Seating will be limited to the West side of Memorial Stadium and fans will be socially distanced using every third row as approved by the health department.

Fans will be required to sit in the reserved seating area matching their mobile ticket and will not be allowed on field level at any time during the event.

Fans will be required to wear a face covering at all times while attending the open practice.

Concessions will not be available at this event. Fans may bring their own limited food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Parking lots surrounding Memorial Stadium will be open at no charge. Fans are asked to park in a marked stall and not block drives or lot entrances.

In the event inclement weather forces practice to be moved indoors, practice will not be open to the public. Any change to the open practice will be communicated as early as possible.

Tickets for the Red-White Spring Game presented by First National Bank remain on sale at All tickets for the spring game are mobile and cost $10.

Both the University of Nebraska and the Athletic Department, along with its partners (Pinnacle Bank Arena and Haymarket Park) have been collaborating with the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department since the beginning of the pandemic.

The collaboration has involved discussions, including but not limited to, COVID-19 testing protocols of students and student-athletes, best practices for the mitigation of COVID-19 on campus and during athletic events, and how to safely protect students, student-athletes, and the fans of athletics events from CVOID-19. These discussions have taken place on at least a weekly basis between the University, Athletic Department and the Health Department since March of 2020, and the LLCHD considers the University a trusted partner in doing what is needed to combat the spread of COVID-19.