1. Join Husker Ticket Exchange on Facebook
If you bought student tickets but don’t plan on going to every game, consider selling your tickets to other students by joining a Facebook group. Only going to a game or two? Skip out on getting season tickets and buy from another student. Make sure you shop around for the best deal! Student tickets only cost $23/ticket so you won’t want to spend much more than that.
2. If you’re 21 and Up: Resist the Bars
It’s tempting to want to go downtown for drinks before and after every home game, but your wallet probably won’t be able to handle this every weekend. Buy your own alcohol from the store and stay home or find a tailgate – you can still go to the bars sometimes, just pass on purchasing super expensive drinks!
3. Bring Cash
There are two reasons you should carry cash. 1) Some food/drink places only take cash, so you’ll avoid a possible foreign ATM fee if you lack cash and need to make a withdrawal. 2) It’s easy to spend a lot of money on food/drinks/etc. at games, so if you only have cash you can easily make a budget for the day and control your spending.
4. Ride Your Bike
If you live within a reasonable distance from campus, consider riding your bike to save money on parking. Bike UNL has a game day bike valet service that allows you to park your bike at Cook Pavilion until one hour after the game.
5. Watch From Home
Even though there’s nothing that competes with Memorial Stadium, sometimes it’s nice just to watch the game in the comfort of your own home. If you have basic cable, you should be able to watch most Nebraska games on ABC, ESPN or Big Ten Network (BTN). If the game is on a channel you don’t have, plan ahead in advance to go to a friend’s house. For cheap game day snack ideas, check out our Pinterest board.
Have fun, don’t overspend, and Go Big Red!