- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will open an entrance to its football stadium Thursday for Pokemon Go players who want to capture animated monsters at the venerated field.

Memorial Stadium will be open to Pokemon Go players from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, the Lincoln Journal-Star (https://bit.ly/29SnCSM ) reported.

“Guys, you don’t need to jump the fence to catch Pokémon at the stadium,” the Nebraska Huskers’ tweeted from their account Tuesday.

Stadium staff had to usher out “a good number” of people who sneaked in to play the smartphone game during band camp Monday night, according to athletic department spokesman Matt Tomjack.

The trespassers were searching for Pokemon, which appear on people’s smartphones as they play the popular new game in certain locations.

“Apparently there’s quite a few of the little critters on the field,” Tomjack said.

Pokemon Go quickly became the top-grossing iPhone app after it launched in the U.S. on Wednesday. The game has caused trespassing issues all over the world as players pursue the digital creatures on private property or inappropriate places, including the National September 11 Memorial in New York, at Auschwitz in Poland and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Tomjack said he’s unsure how many people will come to the stadium to play the game.

“Honestly we have no idea what to expect,” he said. “It could be a couple dozen; it could be a couple thousand.”


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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