Athletic Facilities Use Policy

Memorial Stadium

Scope: This policy applies to all areas, within University of Nebraska-Lincoln's ("UNL") Memorial Stadium, operated and managed by UNL's Department of Athletics ("Athletics"), including but not limited to: the football field, locker rooms, spectator stands, the rooms and spaces that comprise North Stadium, East Stadium and West Stadium, Dick and Peg Herman Family Student Life Complex, conditioning and training facilities, Lewis Training Table, any room or space traditionally reserved for the use of student-athletes, the press box area, Athletics' administrative offices and conference rooms, and for purposes of this policy, the indoor practice field located within the Hawks Championship Center and the Gass Outdoor Practice Fields. The foregoing facilities are collectively referred to in this policy as "Memorial Stadium". The use of private skybox suites are governed by separately written contracts and a manual specifically applicable to those suites.

  1. General. Memorial Stadium is the historic and legendary home of the Nebraska Cornhusker Football Team. It is UNL's intent, by these rules and regulations, to preserve and protect the primary use of Memorial Stadium for Cornhusker football play and practice, while permitting limited use for other events that support UNL's mission.
  2. The following activities are allowed in Memorial Stadium:
    1. All events and activities sponsored by Athletics and related to its mission, including but not limited to practice and competition, donor/sponsor development, fan/constituent outreach, recruiting, and business operations.
    2. Camps, clinics and related activities owned and operated by members of Athletics' staff, which are first approved by the Director of Athletics and determined to provide recruiting, development, fan/constituent outreach, or other benefits to UNL in keeping with its mission.
    3. Major sporting events, such as the annual Nebraska State High School Football Championships, while sponsored or presented by other organizations, are approved by UNL's Director of Athletics as events substantially related to Athletics' mission.
  3. Stadium Tours. Guided tours of Memorial Stadium are available to visitors, including outside organizations and groups, to the extent the tour does not interfere with UNL's use of Memorial Stadium. Guided tours must be arranged by appointment and are subject to the rules and conditions set forth on Athletics website, www.huskers.com. For more information on tours, go to the website and click on "Facilities."
  4. Video Recordings and Photos. Memorial Stadium, a well-recognized landmark, is often used in video recordings and still photos for personal use, commercial applications, and political campaigns, among others. Such video recording and photographic uses are not prohibited, so long as the activity is conducted from the outside public areas surrounding Memorial Stadium and the resulting recordings and photos are not used so as to create confusion or deception with respect to any UNL or Athletic Department sponsorship, endorsement, or other association with the activity depicted, or its sponsor. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the reporting of news or game day fan photos within Memorial Stadium. Any other photos or recordings within Memorial Stadium must be related to the activities and mission of UNL and/or Athletics, and are allowed only following review and approval by the Director of Athletics. UNL does not permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) on or over the UNL campus on football game days.

Other Athletic Facilities

Scope: The balance of this policy applies to all other facilities, not defined as "Memorial Stadium" above, owned by UNL and under the management of Athletics, including but not limited to: Bob Devaney Sports Center, the Hendricks Training Complex, the Coliseum, the Alex Gordon Training Complex, and Hawks Championship Center (except for its indoor practice field). For purposes of this policy, the West Stadium Club and the East Stadium Club (the dining/meeting spaces located on the third level of West Stadium and the third level of East Stadium respectively) are included in the category of "Other Athletic Facilities".

While the primary use of Other Athletic Facilities is dedicated to practice and competition for Athletics' sports programs, other permitted uses include:

  1. All events and activities sponsored by Athletics and related to its mission, including but not limited to practice and competition, donor/sponsor development, fan/constituent outreach, recruiting, and business operations.
  2. Camps, clinics and related activities owned and operated by members of Athletics' staff, which are first approved by the Director of Athletics and determined to provide recruiting, development, fan outreach, or other benefits to UNL in keeping with its mission.
  3. Athletic contests and events (e.g. state high school championships) sponsored by the Nebraska High School Association and other similar groups, while sponsored or presented by other organizations, are approved by UNL's Director of Athletics as events substantially related to Athletics' mission.
  4. Corporate sponsors and other groups/individuals who support or are otherwise affiliated with Athletics or the University; and
  5. Organizations and individuals not affiliated with Athletics so long as the use does not hinder nor interfere with Athletics' mission or operations, as approved by the Athletic Director.

Additional Rules and Rental Fees

Alcohol is not permitted in any University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Department facility without prior written approval of the Director of Athletics or the UNL Chancellor or his/her designee.

No event which presents unacceptable risks to the University or its facilities, or activities which in the judgment of UNL are violations of NCAA or Big Ten Conference rules and regulations shall be allowed in Athletics' facilities.

Additional rules with respect to the availability and priority of usage, lease terms, permitted and prohibited conduct, and other details, including rental processes and rates for the facilities covered by this policy are available by contacting the Athletic Business Office at (402) 472-2273.

Fundraising at Nebraska Facilities

No unauthorized fundraising is permitted inside or outside Athletics facilities before, during, or after an athletic event with the following exceptions: (a) the American Red Cross is permitted to solicit financial contributions inside Memorial Stadium during one (1) home football game per football season and inside the Bob Devaney Sports Center during one (1) women's volleyball match per season in exchange for providing first aid services at all home football and women's volleyball games, and (b) other groups closely associated with the mission and purpose of the Athletic Department and/or the University may occasionally be allowed to solicit funds with the approval of the Director of Athletics.

Last Revised: 
August 26, 2014