Obstacle courses provide fun on the field for young Husker fans.
Photo by BreAnna Haessler/NU Media Relations

Husker Nation Pavilion

By NU Athletic Communications

The Husker Nation Pavilion will be closed Saturday, Nov. 19 due to forecast cold and windy conditions. The Huskers will play their home finale against Maryland at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Saturday at 11 a.m. The Pavilion, located north of Memorial Stadium on the Gass Practice Field, offers fun with family-friendly entertainment during Husker home football games.

The Pavilion, which offers fun with family-friendly entertainment, generally opens three hours prior to kick-off.

The Pavilion is an area of fun for the whole family with inflatables, face painting and other family-friendly options. Kick-off time for Nebraska's game with Minnesota is set for 11 a.m. with live television coverage on ESPNews.

Husker Nation Pavilion Highlights

Fun & Inflatables - The Husker Nation Pavilion features games for kids of all ages, including inflatable games (weather permitting), including an obstacle course and a bounce house with a slide. The Kids Zone also features Quarterback Toss, Corn Hole and the Hoops HotShot.

Unity Walk - Husker fans are encouraged to line the path of the Nebraska football team's Unity Walk. The team expects to arrive on the East side of Memorial Stadium, directly in front of the entrance to Nebraska's East Stadium. The team's arrival is expected two hours before kickoff, or at approximately 9 a.m. for Saturday's game against Maryland. Fans are encouraged to line the walkway, along with members of the Husker Spirit Squad and Nebraska band members, as the Huskers enter East Stadium through Gate 20.

Food Vendors - A food vending area will be located in the East Plaza. Face painters and balloon twisters will also be on hand.

Nebraska Team Store - Nebraska's official team store is located in East Stadium with satellite store open for fans on the East side of the Pavilion.

Big Screen & Bleacher Seating - Seating is available for fans to help them relax while watching the video board or meeting friends before the game. The game will be carried live on the big screen at the Ed Weir Track and Field Stadium. Throughout the day, the video board will show other games of interest from around the country. Since the Husker Nation Pavilion is closed for the Maryland game the video board will not be available to fans.

Gass Practice Field - The Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Field is usually available for youngsters and families. The FieldTurf surface on the practice field next to the Hawks Championship Center offers fans a fun place to stretch out before the games - just like the Huskers during their game-week preparations. Nebraska's grass football practice field and the track surface are not available to football fans.

Autograph Zone - No autographs Saturday.

Pavilion Entrances & Exits - Fans can enter the Husker Nation Pavilion from both the East and West gates at field level outside of the Ed Weir Track & Field (North side of Memorial Stadium). Fans who plan to watch the game on the big screen can enter through the South gates near the Columns above the track (East side of Memorial Stadium).


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