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A Comprehensive Guide to Husker Football Game Day 2023


The anticipation is at an all-time high as the Husker Football season is upon us. Fans are eagerly waiting to wear their red and white, fill Memorial Stadium, and cheer on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. If you’re planning on attending a game this season, you’ll want to read this complete guide to everything you need to know for game day.

Game Dates

Here are the key dates for the Husker home games:

  • Sat, Oct 21: Northwestern
  • Sat, Oct 28: Purdue
  • Sat, Nov 4: Michigan State
  • Sat, Nov 11: Maryland
  • Sat, Nov 18: Wisconsin

Other non-conference home games include:

  • Sat, Aug 31: UTEP
  • Sat, Sep 7: Colorado
  • Sat, Sep 14: Northern Iowa

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased from the official Husker website, and you should have your tickets saved to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay apps for easy scanning at the gates. For information on mobile tickets and transferring them, visit the Huskers’ official operations page.

Security and Entry Policies

Clear-Bag Policy

Nebraska has a clear-bag policy, meaning each attendee can bring a clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag with dimensions not exceeding 12x6x12 inches or a one-gallon Ziploc bag. Small clutches are also allowed if they are no larger than 4.5×6.5 inches. Any bags that don’t meet these guidelines will not be permitted in the stadium.

What You Can Bring

You can carry personal items in pockets or jackets, including keys, makeup, and phones. Blankets are also allowed if carried over a shoulder or arm. If you don’t have a bag, you can use the express entry lanes at various gates.

Prohibited Items

Items like guns, knives, glass, cans, coolers, and umbrellas are strictly prohibited. More information on prohibited items can be found on the official Huskers operations page.

Stadium Amenities and Services

Fan Zone and Vendors

The Husker Fan Zone has been relocated and will be open three hours before kickoff near Gates 22 and 23. Food and beverages from approved vendors are allowed inside the stadium.


University of Nebraska–Lincoln students will be seated in specific sections and should enter through the gate printed on their mobile tickets.

Special Assistance

Text 402-472-0800 for fan assistance during the game. Lost-and-found services are also available.

Parking and Traffic

Parking Fees and Locations

Parking lots on City Campus are mostly reserved, with some available for public parking at $25 per stall. Cash will not be accepted this year. Specific parking is available for people with disabilities.

Arrival Time

Parking lots will open at different times depending on the kickoff time of the game. Check the official Huskers page for more information.

Transportation Options

StarTran offers the Big Red Express shuttle service to and from various locations in Lincoln. Uber, Lyft, and taxi drop-offs will be at 14th and Vine streets.


Husker game days are a fantastic experience but come with specific rules and guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Make sure you’re prepared so that the only thing you have to worry about is whether the Huskers will win!

For more detailed information, please visit the Huskers’ official game day operations page.

Go Big Red!

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