Memorial Stadium: By the numbers

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Memorial Stadium: By the numbers

Spirit squad members charge onto the field during Sept. 10's Nebraska-Wyoming game.
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Spirit squad members charge onto the field during Sept. 10's Nebraska-Wyoming game. There are 22 members of the cheer squad in 2016; 19 more are members of the Scarlets dance team.

Nebraska vs. Oregon, the biggest game of the Husker football season so far*, is set to kick off at 2:36 p.m. Sept. 17. Butch Hug, associate athletic director for facilities and management, Janell Hall, director of concession operations, and Rox Rasmussen, director of concession events, share some statistics about staging an event for more than 90,000 football fans.

Memorial Stadium capacity: 89,959

People who tailgate outside the stadium without actually attending the game: At least 10,000

Fans in Lincoln for Saturday’s volleyball, soccer and cross-country events: more than 30,000

Pages in game day logistics plan: 35

Police, fire, emergency management and other public agencies involved: 50

ROTC cadets to inspect bags: 80 to 100

Concession sellers: 1,250

Roaming hawkers to sell snacks: up to 400

Athletic Department parking lot attendants (donor lots only): 77

Maintenance, grounds and custodial workers: 89

Suite hosts: 100

HuskerVision, sound and wi-fi technicians: 59

Game officials: 18

News media: 375

Total credentials issued for game-day workers: At least 3,200

Buses to transport Oregon delegation (about 250 people) from hotel to stadium: 5

Ambulances stationed outside stadium: 3 plus 1 reserved for athletes

Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department bike medics (who handle emergencies within four blocks of the stadium): 2 teams of 2

Red Cross workers (who handle medical emergencies in the immediate vicinity of the stadium): 55

Plainclothes police officers to monitor crowds: Confidential

“Secret Shoppers” to monitor customer service: Confidential

Operations incidents (spills, clogged toilets, smoking violations, cell phones dropped from stands, etc.): 28 reported during last game

Police incidents (fights, alcohol violations, other disturbances): 29 reported during last game

Medical incidents (bandages to heart attacks): about 50, more if it’s hot

*For the record, Hug says every game is the most important game of the season so far.

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