Posted 1 year ago
By John Axtell
Nebraska football fans will get their first opportunity to see the 2013 Huskers on Friday, Aug. 2 at Nebraska Football Fan Day presented by U.S. Cellular. Friday’s festivities represent the best opportunity for fans to meet and greet this year’s team before the start of practice on Monday, Aug. 5.
Fan Day will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium with all Husker players and coaches that will be part of fall camp in attendance and available to the fans.
Fans may enter Memorial Stadium through Gates 3 and 24 on the southeast and southwest corners of the stadium. Gates will open at 2 p.m. The majority of players will be seated on the field at Memorial Stadium, while true freshmen will be located in the stands throughout West Stadium.
Fans are asked to respect players and coaches, as well as other fans by limiting their autograph requests to one item per player or coach. Any apparel items fans are wishing to have autographed should be in hand, rather than being worn. These policies will help accommodate as many fans as possible within the 90-minute Fan Day window.
Free parking for Fan Day will be available in the 14th and Avery Parking Garage, the Champions Club parking lot (west of Memorial Stadium), Lot 8 (north end of Osborne Athletic Complex) and Lot 5 (northeast of Memorial Stadium). Parking is also available in the Stadium Drive parking garage, but fans will be charged for that garage. Parking will not be permitted in Lot 12 (loop on east side of Memorial Stadium).
Restrooms for fans will be available near Gates 2 and 24, as well as under the northeast corner of the stadium near Gate 15. Fans will not have access to the Osborne Athletic Complex, or the new construction areas in East Stadium. Drink stations will be available near the 50-yard line on both sidelines with water, Pepsi products and Gatorade.
Huskers Authentic Team Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fan Day and will have brand new adidas products, as well as this year’s media guides and schedule posters.
The Nebraska Athletic Department encourages fans to participate in Fan Day through social media by adding #Huskers to photos and status updates from the day. Nebraska Athletics, in conjunction with Tagboard, will sort through every social media post using the #Huskers hashtag. Tagboard’s technology will allow Husker fans to interact with Nebraska Athletics and post messages to the Big Screen in Memorial Stadium. These posts will also be collected and displayed on Huskers.com.
Tagboard, based in Redmond, Wash., is known as the hashtag hub, because it aggregates posts from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, App.net and Google+. Tagboard breaks down the social media silos, allowing the passionate and proud Nebraska family to connect, engage and support the Huskers.