Give your Husker tailgate party a makeover.
Get out from the back of a pickup truck at a football stadium or a loud, crowded bar.
Instead, this Saturday head to the World-Herald’s “Pigskin in the Park” at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, near 33rd and Farnam Streets.
The Nebraska-Ohio State game will be shown that evening on a big screen, and you can bring a cooler.
Johnny “the Jet” Rodgers will be at the free event. He’ll be honored beforehand for the 40th anniversary of his Heisman. Johnny will pose for pictures and sign autographs.
When is Turner Park open for seating?
Seating opens at 5 p.m.
Can I still bring my own refreshments?
Yes, sir! Bring your own picnic or take advantage of our nearby restaurants. Bring your own beverage (only beer, wine and champagne are permitted on the grounds).
What can’t I bring?
• Tents. (They affect the site lines of other guests.)
• Stakes. (They present a tripping hazard.)
• Open flames. (i.e. no hibachis and citronella candles)
• Hard liquor. (Only beer, wine and champagne are allowed.)
What about parking?
Midtown Crossing offers two parking garages that can be easily accessible from 33rd, Farnam and Harney Streets. In both garages, the first three hours are free, and visitors pay only $1 for each hour thereafter (with a maximum fee of $6). Parking is also available along Farnam Street and within Turner Park, accessible from 31st Avenue. You can find additional parking at the Mutual of Omaha’s surface lots are located at 36th and Dodge Streets; between 35th Avenue and 34th Street off of Dodge; and at 35th and Farnam Streets. The parking garage is accessible from 35th Avenue between Dodge and Farnam Streets.
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If You Go:
Pigskin in the Park
When: 7 p.m., Saturday.
What: The Nebraska vs. Ohio State game
Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing
Other details: Special recognition of Heisman Trophy Winner – Johnny Rodgers, prizes and giveaways.
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