Lincoln welcomes Spring Game visitors

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The City of Lincoln is providing accommodations similar to those offered during the regular Husker football season to fans attending the sold-out Nebraska spring football game April 21.

To avoid game day traffic and parking challenges, officials recommend the following:
· For maps and street construction information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or use the Waze mobile app.
· Plan ahead for parking.
· Remember, the University of Nebraska has implemented a clear bag policy to enter Memorial Stadium. For more information, visit huskers.com and select “Fan Zone.”
· Use StarTran’s Big Red Express (startran.lincoln.ne.gov).

The Big Red Express shuttle service will pick up and drop off at two locations:
· South side of SouthPointe Pavilions, 27th and Pine Lake Road. SouthPointe buses will unload and load near the stadium on R Street between 13th and 14th streets.
· North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd Street. North Star buses will unload and load near the stadium on 14th Street between W and Vine streets.

Big Red Express service begins two hours before kick-off, and the last buses leave 45 minutes before kickoff. Buses return to the lots immediately after the game. Cost is $5 each way or $10 round-trip, and exact change is required. For route and schedule information, visit startran.lincoln.ne.gov or call 402-476-1234.

Reserved, pre-paid parking is available for the spring game at City garages (those with the “Park & Go” signs). Visit parkandgo.org to find locations and rates and to reserve parking. Downtown parking meters are enforced Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The latest information on street closures, construction, traffic jams and crashes is available by using Waze, a free, crowdsourced traffic and navigation application. The State of Nebraska also uses Waze to provide traffic information on State roads. Drivers should focus first on driving safely and designate a passenger to operate online navigation tools whenever possible. To download the free Waze app, visit waze.com/get or search for “Waze” in your mobile app store.

Fans driving to the stadium should plan ahead and keep in mind the following information:
· Interstate 80 exits at I-180/Downtown and 27th Street can be congested. Visitors are encouraged to use other routes into Lincoln.
· Stadium Drive west of the stadium will be closed to all vehicular traffic. Passenger drop-off and pick-up will not be allowed in front of the Stadium before or after the game. Fans can be dropped off and picked up at 10th and Charleston streets and 12th and R streets.
· 10th Street from Sun Valley Blvd. to Military Rd. (the 10th Street bridge over Salt Creek) is closed.
· 17th Street from Q to Vine streets (on the UNL City Campus) remains closed after the demolition of the Cather-Pound residence hall.

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