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Lincoln Indian Center bans alcohol after unruly tailgate party

A sign directs visitors to the Lincoln Indian Center. Photo from Facebook

The Lincoln Indian Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, will not allow alcohol on its premises in response to a tailgate party that got out of hand last weekend.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln football fans will still be able to park and congregate in the center's parking lot. But the center and local law enforcement will enforce the alcohol ban, starting at a game this Saturday.

“We want the Indian Center to be a safe place and a resource for the community," Joseph Rousseau, the chairman of the center's board of directors, said in a press release. "Making these changes will hurt our bottom line, but we need to emphasize the right thing to do.”

The center's executive director was cited for maintaining a disorderly house for a tailgate party prior to last Saturday's game. Police estimate between 2,500 to 4,000 people were in the parking lot -- which has been nicknamed "The Rez" by students.

The center is not located on Indian land.

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Indian Center officials ban alcohol at tailgate (The Lincoln Journal Star 9/24)

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