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    Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    Where does everyone plan to park or tailgate in Lincoln? Do they have a lot similar to a Finkbine lot?

    First time in Lincoln, so just curious as to how this all will play out!

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    Re: Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    I have this same question sir. I asked someone who used to go to school there, and they said take the bus to the stadium. I am still unsure of exactly what to do, and looking forward to an answer.

    The gentleman I spoke to said almost every motel had the bus service on game day. It was called red line, or red express, or something along those lines.

    I didn't find the link below very helpful, as I couldn't see an address to set my GPS to:

    http://4.gamedayr.com/wp-content/upl...arking-Map.jpg
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    Re: Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    This is where we are parking. We will be arriving in an Hawk RV Thursday night and sleeping in it. Its only $25 to park the RV. Campus lots are dry.

    Memorial Stadium One Memorial Stadium Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
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    Head north on Stadium St

    371 ft

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    Turn right

    33 ft

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    Turn left toward N 9th St

    0.2 mi

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    Turn left toward N 9th St

    417 ft

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    Turn left onto N 9th St

    194 ft

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    Turn right onto Y St

    440 ft

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    Turn left onto N 8th St Destination will be on the right

    453 ft

    941 N 8th St Lincoln, NE 68508

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    Re: Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    Thank you sir. How early would you suggest I arrive to make sure I have a spot for my car?
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    Re: Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    Ive heard 6am but not sure. Cars are only $15 I believe.
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    Re: Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    I spoke to the woman she also owns a couple properties next to this address.
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    Re: Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    Very much appreciated. I think I'll scout out the location when we arrive in Lincoln on Thursday.

    Were your tix through the U also horrible? As in corner of the end zone?
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    Re: Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    I bought mine on ebay. We are in the center of the endzone. You can also park on Thursday night and cab it wherever you need to go.
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    Re: Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    Both malls (Gateway at 66th and O and Southpoint at 27th and way south) have shuttle service that will drop off right at the stadium. The stadium is downtown so there is all of the usual downtown parking ramp type parking - although with it being Black Friday these could be even more crowded than usual.

    I would recommend taking the bus. There isn't a ton of tailgating areas like we are used to - but what can be found is generally under the I-180 bridge to the NW of the stadium. Not sure on the cost.

    If you plan on going to the Hawkeye Huddle at Pershing - there are several parking garages that are over by it and it isn't too bad of a walk from the stadium (15 minutes or so).


    Here is a copy of the email I have been sending to people that have asked for information:

    Parking/getting to the stadium:
    Parking is a real pita around memorial stadium. It doesn’t have the best access routes. However they do run shuttles from many places in town down to the stadium (east side) and it is only $5-10 per person round trip. Sorry – been a while since I actually took the shuttle so I don’t know the exact price. There are quite a few ramps downtown in easy walking distance to the stadium and they aren’t too bad to get out of after a game. The closest flat public lot is probably the parking lot by the baseball stadiums (the farthest west blue area on this map:
    Lincoln, NE - Google Maps – map put together by a husker fan not me.)

    Hotel:
    There are 3 hotels right downtown that would put you right in the thick of things. The first 2 are probably about a 10 minute walk or so to the stadium. The Cornhusker is 15-20 depending on how fast you walk. The listed prices of 115 and 150 are NOT for game weekends. They are just the standard rate.

    Embassy Suites (150): 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE (402) 474-1111
    Holiday Inn Downtown Lincoln (115): 141 North 9th Street, Lincoln, NE (402) 475-4011 ()
    The Cornhusker (150): 141 North 9th Street, Lincoln, NE (402) 475-4011
    There are too may to list out by the interstate on north 27th but if you go that route then I would suggest staying out of downtown with the driving on game day and using the shuttles. There are shuttles that leave from the Wal-mart parking lot on North 27th or if you want to do a little shopping early in the day before you head down to the game I would suggest Southpoint Mall. It is on the opposite side of Lincoln on South 27th – but it is also one of the best collection of restaurants in town with Macaroni Grill, Chili’s, Old Chicago and a couple of others. This is also the area where Buffalo Wild Wings is located (a little further south on 27th). I have been here many times to watch Iowa games and about half of the crowd are Iowa fans.

    Food:
    Lincoln has a lot of good places to eat. If you are fans of steak then I would highly suggest trying to get to Mistys (6235 Havelock Avenue, Lincoln, NE (402) 466-7222) on Friday night before the game. They will be really busy because the Nebraska pep band comes to play there around 7 or 8 – but they have the best steaks. Another place that people love is Lazlos – and there are 2 of them. One downtown if you are staying there - 210 North 7th Street, Lincoln, NE (402) 434-5636. One out in the normal part of the city - 5900 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE (402) 323-8500. As I stated earlier – if you are wanting to combine shopping with parking and food then Southpointe is a really good option on South 27th. The mall there is an open air mall so it might be a little chilly. There is also an enclosed mall that also has a shuttle which is on East O street called Gateway. It has an Olive Garden, Hu-Hot and a few others in close proximity. A local thing is a place called Runza. It is a fast food place that serves burgers and fries but their “specialty” is the Runza which is a cabbage filled bread thing with meat that I personally find disgusting – but then I don’t like cabbage  The local pizza place that a lot of people rave about is Valentinos. There are several of them scattered throughout the city – but just south of South Street on 70th is the Grand Buffet. It has hundreds of items on the buffet in addition to pizza and is pretty good. The drawback of it is that it is quite a ways away from the downtown area.
    If you are staying downtown and want to just park your car at the hotel for the weekend then you can find all kinds of restaurants and things to do in the Haymarket which is the area west of 9th street and north of O street.

    Gameday:
    The NU band doesn’t do a whole lot before the game unlike Iowa. They simply play through the fight songs outside the music building about an hour before game time. I go about once a season when I am not at an Iowa game and always leave disappointed. Tailgating is significantly harder to find at NU than it is at most of the other Big 10 stadiums but the best bet is west of the stadium if that is what you are looking for. There will be a limited number of cushion/seat backs for sale inside the stadium but you will want to make sure to be plenty early for the game because they sell those out and it is a cramped stadium so you will want them to save your space. It is also very time consuming to get in and out of due to very narrow entry points into the seating areas of the stadium. Last year I got to the Texas Tech game about 15 minutes before the game and ended up in a line inside the stadium to get to our seats and missed kick off.
    Of course there is the Hawkeye Huddle which will be downtown about a 15-20 minute leisurely walk from the stadium. There are some parking ramps over by the Pershing Center that might be ideal for the Iowa fans to park at if they are attending that event.

    Here is a link from Huskerboard where a bunch of people give random tidbits of information (some of which I used above). Husker fans in-depth guide to tailgating & pub crawling in Lincoln - HuskerBoard.com - Husker Message Board
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    Be sure not to spend any more money than you have to in that God forsaken excuse for a state. No need to help any hukkers make more hukker babies and buy more red garbage. Carry in, Carry out I say.

    I hope you got your tickets for free because it is awful giving money to their athletic department too.

    Finally, on your way in, be sure to spit on "the old grey lady" aka memorial stadium just for good measure. If it isn't too much to ask, load up on metamucil and prunes to also have the best opportunity to "drop the kids off at the pool" to add to the lovely aroma that causes the rest of the world to exclaim, Nebraska STINKS!
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    Re: Parking/Tailgating in Lincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by BaryGarta View Post
    Be sure not to spend any more money than you have to in that God forsaken excuse for a state. No need to help any hukkers make more hukker babies and buy more red garbage. Carry in, Carry out I say.

    I hope you got your tickets for free because it is awful giving money to their athletic department too.

    Finally, on your way in, be sure to spit on "the old grey lady" aka memorial stadium just for good measure. If it isn't too much to ask, load up on metamucil and prunes to also have the best opportunity to "drop the kids off at the pool" to add to the lovely aroma that causes the rest of the world to exclaim, Nebraska STINKS!
    Yay for sportsmanship
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockRerun View Post
    Yay for sportsmanship
    Unsportsmanlike would involve something toward the players. I recommended no such thing.

    Heck, I wouldn't even recommend any rudeness toward the fans. The stadium is a building and after all the cash Steve Pederson poured into it I'm sure it will be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaryGarta View Post
    Be sure not to spend any more money than you have to in that God forsaken excuse for a state. No need to help any hukkers make more hukker babies and buy more red garbage. Carry in, Carry out I say.

    I hope you got your tickets for free because it is awful giving money to their athletic department too.

    Finally, on your way in, be sure to spit on "the old grey lady" aka memorial stadium just for good measure. If it isn't too much to ask, load up on metamucil and prunes to also have the best opportunity to "drop the kids off at the pool" to add to the lovely aroma that causes the rest of the world to exclaim, Nebraska STINKS!
    Jealousy is not becoming of you.

    Caven, I always kindof thought that you were a closet Husker fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 74Hunter View Post
    Jealousy is not becoming of you.

    Caven, I always kindof thought that you were a closet Husker fan.
    74H- I can assure you there is no jealousy here. Having lived in Kearney and Omaha, I learned first hand what it was like to be a fan of another program while in the Red Zone. I saw people lose their jobs, get egged and shunned, and generally treated with a bizarre level of incredulity that they weren't UNL fans. I learned to really really dislike the program. Unlike your typical hater, however, I work hard to know the history of the program so that when I converse with a Husker fan, I can discuss why I feel the way I do without just spewing mean speak.

    I hope for the Big Red to lose every game. I have for years. My favorite memory was the beat down Colorado put on the Eric Crouch led team. I still have a recording of the 70-10 game versus Texas Tech. But this year the world's greatest football fans finally gave the national media proof that really they are just bandwagon jumpers during the Northwestern game, filing out of the stadium with less than three minutes to go because they fell behind by 10.

    I almost wished for UNL to recover the onside kick just to see them be truly fully exposed.

    Hope UNL loses tomorrow. Certainly hope they lose next week, and lose their bowl game.

    Good news for you "Fans"- Creighton basketball is decent still so when you abandon the UNL basketball team like you do every season, you will have a quality product to watch in Omaha on the hard court.

    If all you care about are championships, then I could see where you might think an Iowa fan would be jealous of UNL. But really its about so much more. Its about class, integrity, and breadth of success. Its about all programs, not just football. But you probably wouldn't understand.

    Win or lose, Good or bad, I am a Hawkeye. Football, Basketball Wrestling, Baseball, and more. I daresay that many of your Husker brethren could say as much unless its between nacho bites at the Creighton game.
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    By the way, considering Iowa has more NCAA Championships than Nebraska, I'm not sure why any Iowa fan would be jealous of Nebraska.

    NCAA/NAIA National Championships: Most National Championships by School SportsDelve.com
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