field view of the stadium and press boxes
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Nebraska to Open Football Practice to Public on April 17

April 08, 2021

Nebraska fans will now have two opportunities to catch the football team in action this spring. In addition to the annual Red-White Spring Game, the Huskers will open their Saturday, April 17 practice to the public.

The practice will be free to the public but limited to only 4,000 people. Fans will be asked to reserve mobile tickets for the practice at beginning Friday, April 9 at 6 p.m. CT. The tickets will be released in three waves, with a second group available on Monday at 6 p.m., with the final group on Wednesday at 6 p.m..

The practice on April 17 is currently scheduled for approximately 2:15-4:45 p.m., with gates opening at 1:30 p.m. All fans will be seated on the West side of Memorial Stadium, socially distanced by every third row as approved by the health department. Fans will be required to sit in the seats that match their mobile tickets and will be required to wear masks at all times during the open practice.

As for the Red-White Spring Game, tickets remain on sale at Nebraska currently expects to host 50% capacity (or roughly 45,000 people) for that event on May 1. Tickets are also mobile and cost $10.

Nebraska has collaborated with the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department on both events, which involveds “discussions, including but not limited to, COVID-19 testing protocols of students and student-athletes, best practices for the mitigation of COVID-19 on campus and during athletic events, and how to safely protect students, student-athletes, and the fans of athletics events from COVID-19. These discussions have taken place on at least a weekly basis between the University, Athletic Department and the Health Department since March of 2020, and the LLCHD considers the University a trusted partner in doing what is needed to combat the spread of COVID-19.”

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