Football Fan Day to hit prime time
Husker faithful are reminded to mark Wednesday, Aug. 5 on their calendar for the annual Nebraska Football Fan Day presented by U.S. Cellular.
This year's Fan Day moves to the evening with players and coaches available to Husker fans from 6-7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Fan Day is annually the best opportunity for fans to meet and greet the Husker football players, coaches and staff before the start of fall practice.
Fans will enter Memorial Stadium through Gates 3 and 24 on the southeast and southwest corners of the stadium, with gates opening at 6 p.m. The majority of players and coaches will be seated on the field throughout the stadium, with true freshman located in the stands in West Stadium.
Defensive position groups will primarily be seated along the West sideline, offensive line and receivers on the East sideline and quarterbacks and running backs in the North end zone. Assistant coaches will be seated with their respective position groups. A more detailed map is available on Huskers.com.
Nebraska 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 Fan Day time window.
Also as a reminder, autographs obtained for players and coaches are for personal use only. Any re-sale of an autographed item is prohibited and re-sale of an item with a student-athlete's signature could jeopardize the player's eligibility.
Autograph cards with a full 2015 roster, signed and unsigned Coach Mike Riley autograph cards, and other items will be available for fans at the gates.
Parking will be available for fans in lots on campus around Memorial Stadium. Additional details on parking will be available at the beginning of next week.
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. Drink stations will be available near the 50-yard line on the West sideline with water, Pepsi products and Gatorade, and individuals will also be moving around the field selling refreshments.
Husker fans can also pick up numerous items, including brand new adidas products, as well as 2015 posters and media guides at Huskers Authentic on Fan Day. Huskers Authentic will be open at its main location at Pinnacle Bank Arena and a satellite location on Stadium Drive on Fan Day.
The Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office will have special hours on Fan Day from its remodeled office in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage. Fans interested in information on tickets for Husker Athletics are invited to stop by the ticket office windows from 5 to 8 p.m.
Huskers Authentic Details Plans for 2015 Football Season
The Nebraska Athletics Department has also determined its plans for its Huskers Authentic operations for the upcoming football season.
The primary store at Pinnacle Bank Arena will continue to have regular daily hours. The Huskers Authentic store at PBA is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The store will also have extensive game-day hours.
On Fridays of home football games this fall, the Huskers Authentic satellite location in East Stadium (near Gate 18) will also be open to customers. On game days, five Huskers Authentic locations will be available, including the Pinnacle Bank Arena store, the East Stadium location, a satellite location inside the West Stadium concourse and satellite locations outside the West Stadium and North Stadium.
Huskers Authentic also announced its plans for jersey sales for the upcoming year. For all sports that Huskers Authentic sells jerseys, a #1 jersey will be available for sale. In addition, a #15 jersey will be available for sale in football to commemorate the current season, and the same plan will be in place in subsequent football seasons (i.e. a #16 jersey in 2016).