I was wondering if any fellow MGoBloggers or Nebraska fans that follow this site know the best location for visiting fans to tailgate while in Lincoln? Any insight or guidance on where to go would be greatly appreciated. I'd rather have an idea where to park, instead of just guessing.
Tailgating in Lincoln
+1 for not using Google
NFG = NO F'n GOOGLE!
I here you can get supplies at Nels Olsens place in Walnut Grove. Charles Ingles might let you park the RV and put up a Canopy at his farm, but watch out for the kids.
I tried google, and it wants me to tailgate at either a chevy dealership or a convenient store.
If google wants to you tailgate at a store that is convenient...sounds like a plan!
Took me 20 seconds to find three lots where one could park and tailgate near downtown.
We're not in Kansas anymore
I live in Omaha now and have been to a couple Husker games. This will be the first time tailgating there. We are going try the parking lot for the baseball stadium (Hawks Field) first. It is located west of Memorial Stadium. I hope to find other Michigan fans to park next to. We are planning on getting there at about 10:00AM.
Wow, why all the vitriol? Google is great for facts, but he's trying to source some subjective recommendations for tailgating options. Besides, this is waaaay more on topic than half the board threads.
It knocked Arkansas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette off the front page.
Been to Lincoln several times and honestly, I would skip tailgating altogether. There are a ton of bars right there and the tailgating just isn't that great. Great bar scene, below avg tailgating.
don't have to be actual alumni either, you can be a Wal-verine if you like.
Surprised you didn't find this...
i'll be staying in omaha before and after the game. what is the traffic like between omaha and lincoln? i'll be visiting the omaha zoo in the morning with the family and have a tailgate that starts in lincoln at 3:30. what time do i need to leave omaha to get there in time for the tailgate start time?
thanks in advance!
Look out for combines, they usually clog up the major thoroughfares between Omaha and Lincoln midday Saturday.
I would have been here sooner, but a manure-spreader jackknifed on the Santa Ana. Gawdawful mess. You should see my shoes
1:45 would be a conservative estimate, 2:20 if things go your way. Luckily, the stadium is right off the highway and one of the first exits in Lincoln. If you're with kids, the rain forest will likely be the biggest hit. I know they've added a lot of new exhibits to the zoo recently, but the rain forest was always my favorite when I was a kid. Plus, it's indoors!
Also, a good restaurant in either West Omaha or downtown is Upstream. They have good food and better beer.
thank you for the information. a follow up question that was not addressed in this thread or the other:
parking? what are the best options coming from omaha?
Lazlos is another great brewpub. Good food and beers. Most likely will be there to watch KSU game 2:30.