Husker Pavilion ready for opener

The Husker Nation Pavilion will be open Saturday, Sept. 1 at 11:30 a.m. (three hours before kickoff) for Nebraska's football game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Memorial Stadium. The Pavilion, located north of Memorial Stadium on the Gass Practice Field, offers fun with family-friendly entertainment for every game.

The nation's premier pregame party, The Husker Nation Pavilion provides free and fun activities for the whole family. The Pavilion features great games and activities for kids.

The Gass FieldTurf practice area is available for kids of all ages to stretch out on before the game. The FieldTurf area is exactly like the FieldTurf inside Memorial Stadium and the nearby Hawks Championship Center, and is one of the fields the Huskers use in their preparations each week.

The Nebraska football team's grass practice field and the track will be closed to fans.

The Husker Sports Network Pregame Show will begin on the Husker Nation Pavilion stage at 11:30 a.m.

Husker Nation Pavilion Highlights
Fun & Inflatables - The Pavilion will feature games for kids of all ages, including inflatable games and obstacle courses.

Husker Sports Network - For the Southern Miss game, fans can listen to the Husker Sports Network Pregame Show beginning at 11:30 a.m. inside the Husker Nation Pavilion. The full on-air radio day for the Husker Sports Network begins five hours before kickoff during the regular season. Saturday's network radio day begins at 9:30 a.m.

Unity Walk - Husker fans are encouraged to join the Nebraska football team for the Unity Walk. The team will arrive on the East side of Memorial Stadium near the Columns approximately two hours and 45 minutes before kickoff (11:45 a.m. for Southern Miss). The team will walk down the sidewalk on the Northeast side of Memorial Stadium, entering the Stadium near its locker room entrance. Fans are encouraged to line the walkway, along with members of the Husker Spirit Squad and Nebraska band members.

Food Vendors - A food vending area will be located to the East of the Ed Weir Track & Field/Nebraska Soccer Stadium in the plaza area on the North end of Memorial Stadium. The Huskers Authentic Team Store will also have an area between the Osborne Complex and Hawks Championship Center on the North end of Memorial Stadium.

Huskers Authentic Team Store - Nebraska's official team store - Huskers Authentic - will have items on sale just outside the Pavilion in the plaza area on the North side of Memorial Stadium between the Osborne Athletic Complex and the Hawks Championship Center.

Big Screen & Bleacher Seating - Seating is available for fans to help them relax while watching the video board or meet friends before the game. Saturday's game with Southern Miss, which is being televised by ABC, will be available on the Husker Nation Pavilion screen. Fans who want to watch the game must enter through the Columns on the South side of the Ed Weir Track & Field/Nebraska Soccer Stadium (East side of Memorial Stadium). No access will be available to the track or soccer field areas from the South.

Gass Practice Field - The Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Field is available for youngsters and families. The FieldTurf surface on the practice field next to the Hawks Championship Center offers fans a fun place to stretch out before the games - just like the Huskers during their game-week preparations. Nebraska's grass football practice field, the Nebraska Soccer Field and the track surface are not be available to football fans.

Autograph Zone - No autographs for Southern Miss game.

Pavilion Entrances & Exits - Fans can enter the Husker Nation Pavilion from both the East and West gates at field level outside of the Ed Weir Track & Field/Nebraska Soccer Stadium (North side of Memorial Stadium). Fans who plan to watch the game on the big screen can enter through the South gates near the Columns above the track (East side of Memorial Stadium).

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