The 10/11 Weather Team says that temperatures around kickoff time will be in the upper 90's.
Lincoln, Neb. -- University of Nebraska-Lincoln are bending the rules for the safety of fans.
With extreme heat expected on game day again this week, UNL officials are again encouraging fans planning to attend Saturday’s football game at Memorial Stadium to be aware of the dangers of extreme heat and to take steps to protect themselves.
Similar to last week, fans will be permitted to bring their own commercially bottled water into the stadium. The maximum size allowed is 20 ounces.
What is different this week is that each fan will be allowed to bring up to two bottles.
Typically, stadium policy only allows fans to bring in empty plastic water bottles, but an exception is being made this week.
The 10/11 Weather Team says that temperatures around kickoff time will be in the upper 90's. The heat index is expected to soar above 100 degrees.
The Huskers take on the University of Southern Mississippi at 5 p.m.
Stadium gates open at 3:30 p.m.
Many fans will be seated in direct sunshine, which can raise the heat index by an additional 15 degrees. Close contact with other fans raises it even higher.
To prevent heat illness, fans attending Saturday’s game should:
Fans can purchase more water or refill at water fountains on the main concourses of Memorial Stadium.
Four large, portable water fountains, one on each side of the stadium, also will be available.
The Red Cross will be on hand to provide emergency medical services.
First Aid stations are in the southeast corner of field level, East Stadium upper concourse, East Stadium club level, northwest concourse and West Stadium club level.
An emergency heart unit is in the northwest concourse; Advanced Cardiac Life Support is in the southeast corner of field level.
Contact Red Cross volunteers, Boy Scout volunteers or stadium security personnel for assistance.