Students in Nebraska who want to demonstrate school spirit and pride while throwing their weight behind the football team must bring their student ID cards to games, according to a published report.
The University of Nebraska at Lincoln has opted to have its athletic office endow the student identification cards with the tickets for the students to gain entry, The Omaha World-Herald reports. The student IDs are known as N cards.
Some reasons behind the adjustment at the school include minimizing printing and reducing expenses and costs for staff, ticket office associate Angie Christ-Zemunski told the news source. The office no longer will need to hire temporary staff members who distribute the student tickets. Staff members with the office also will be free to take on other tasks.
"We are trying to stay up with the times," Christ-Zemunski told the news source, noting the office she serves opted to effect the adjustment after exploring how other universities' offices conduct their business.
Football fans might need some time to become accustomed to the change but Christ-Zemunski said she is confident they will succeed.
She also noted that the new system will prove to be beneficial to students who will have one less topic to be concerned about when the football team is playing since they typically always have their N card on them.
"It will limit waiting in line, validating and the possibility of loss," Christ-Zemunski told the news source.
But one catch is students no longer will be able to cherish the ticket stubs from the games they attended.
President Eric Kamler of the school's student government told the news source that he still holds the stub from the first game he attended.
The football team opens this season with a home game against Southern Miss on Saturday, September 1, according to the team's website.