Saturday will be a sports festival of sorts for Nebraska athletics with four other games on tap in Lincoln besides the annual Red-White Spring Football Game, which has sold nearly 70,000 tickets.
Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. At 9 a.m. Saturday, the Huskers host Minnesota in soccer. At 3 p.m., Nebraska hosts Baylor in softball. At 4:05 p.m., the Huskers host Kansas in baseball, and at 7 p.m., Nebraska’s volleyball team hosts Illinois.
Tickets remain on sale throughout the week for all contests and can be purchased at Huskers.com, by calling the Athletic Ticket Office (1-800 8 BIG RED) or in person at the Ticket Office in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Football tickets will likely remain available for sale on game day. If that is the case, tickets will be sold beginning at 9 a.m. at the Athletic Ticket Office outside windows on Stadium drive or at ticket windows near Gate 10 (West side) and Gate 20 (East side).
UNL students and faculty who are eligible for free or reduced tickets for Saturday’s game are encouraged to pick up their tickets in advance of Saturday in order to avoid long lines on game day.
Parents of youth taking part in the Drug Free Pledge are also encouraged to secure tickets in advance of game-day to ensure free admittance for the youth, and avoid long waits at ticket lines on Saturday.
Memorial Stadium gates will open at 11:30 a.m. in advance of the 1 p.m. kickoff. A number of parking lots in close proximity to Memorial Stadium are reserved and will require a parking pass, which have been previously sent to qualifying donors. UNL Parking Services will cashier the lot at 14th and Avery (Parking Garage) and numerous other campus lots. The charge will be $5 per vehicle.
Parking will be available at Haymarket Park for those going to the baseball and softball games on a first-come, first-served basis.
STARTRAN will provide shuttle service from South Pointe (27th and Pine Lake) and North Star High School (5801 North 33rd). The cost is $4 per adult person each way and $1 for children. The buses will park in the East Stadium loop. Shuttles begin at 11 a.m. and return trips begin at the start of the fourth quarter.
Here’s a run-down of all the events taking place on Saturday:
9 a.m.—Husker Nation Pavilion opens (free); 9:30 a.m.—Nebraska soccer vs. Minnesota, Nebraska Soccer Field (free); 1 p.m.—Red-White Spring Game, Memorial Stadium ($10 reserved tickets available); 3 p.m.—Nebraska softball vs. Baylor, Bowlin Stadium (free with football ticket, $1 with baseball ticket); 4:05 p.m.—Nebraska baseball vs. Kansas, Hawks Field (single-game tickets available); 7 p.m.—Nebraska volleyball vs. Illinois, Nebraska Coliseum (tickets available through NU Ticket office, $10 and $8).