When the Shrine Bowl is played this Saturday in Kearney, it’s believed to be the first football game to be played in the nation since sports were shut down in March due to COVID-19. 

The pandemic did cause the 62nd annual all-star game for seniors to be postponed from its scheduled date of June 6th. 

Due to the coronavirus, Shriners will reportedly limit ticket sales to 3,200 for the 5,250-seat Cope Stadium on UNK’s campus.  Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for military and first responders and $8 for students.  They are being sold online at NEShrineBowl.org/Tickets. 

Saturday’s kickoff is set for 2 p.m.  You can hear play-by-play of the Shrine Bowl on KZ-100 and at mycentralnebraska.com.