Nebraska will open Memorial Stadium to the public on Thursday to allow people to catch Pokemon inside the stadium confines.
Rub your eyes, put on your contacts, pinch yourself, do whatever you have to do. Then read that sentence again because it’s true. It’s real. It’s happening. People will be catching Pokemon inside Nebraska’s football stadium. This is in part an effort to prevent more desperate Pokemon players from hopping the fence to break into the stadium.
Yes, Pokemon is an extreme sport.
Guys, you don't need to jump the fence to catch Pokemon at the stadium.
We'll let you in on Thursday.
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) July 12, 2016
The stadium will be open from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday to allow people with the Pokemon Go phone application to catch the potentially rare Pokemon inside.
Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm the past week and already has more active users than popular apps Twitter and Tinder in just a few days since being launched.
This is quite a cool opportunity for Cornhuskers and Pokemon fans alike. On the other hand, Ohio State isn’t taking as much of an open approach.
— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) July 11, 2016
Hopefully, the hunt at Memorial Stadium provides a fruitful yield. Nobody would be happy if the stadium was filled with lame Pokemon like Rattata and Pidgey.