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   from the issue of April 13, 2006

Huskers host busy sports weekend


The UNL Athletic Department is preparing for one of its busiest weekends of the year, with multiple sports action at home venues from April 13-15.

The schedule is anchored by the annual Red-White spring football game 12:30 p.m. April 15. Along with football, other Husker contests on April 15 include: the Nebraska Invitational track and field meet at Ed Weir Track, 11 a.m.; softball versus Baylor at Bowlin Stadium, 1 p.m.; baseball versus Texas A&M at Hawks Field, 3:05 p.m.; and volleyball against state rival Creighton at the NU Coliseum, 3:30 p.m.

According to an Athletic Department release, parking will be at a premium. Parking lots near Memorial Stadium will be reserved and require a parking permit. Parking Services will staff campus lots east of 14th Street, with a $5 charge for public parking. Fans planning to attend the softball or baseball game following the spring game are encouraged to park at Haymarket Park.

According to Parking Services, faculty and staff who venture to campus April 15 can park in two lots immediately north of the University Health Center.

Fans arriving for the Nebraska Invitational track meet are encouraged to use the UNL parking garage at 14th and Holdrege streets.

StarTran will provide shuttle service from South Pointe Pavilion at 27th Street and Pine Lake Road and from Slumberland at 27th and Superior streets. The buses will drop off and park in Lot 12 on the east side of Memorial Stadium.

Beginning at 10 a.m., the Husker Nation Pavilion will be open on Stadium Drive. The pavilion will include the normal variety of games and vendors.

Capacity for the Red-White scrimmage is 57,000 seats.

Advance tickets can be purchased online at Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for seniors (60 and over) and students not taking the Drug Free Pledge at halftime. UNL students, staff and faculty are free with a valid NCard.

Tickets will be sold on game day.

Stadium gates open at 11 a.m., with fan entrances at gates 2, 3, 4, 10, 20 and 24.

The Red-White scrimmage will have the same restrictions in place regarding prohibited items in Memorial Stadium. For additional information on weekend athletic events, go online to



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