Memorial Stadium – Home of the Huskers

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Memorial Stadium

One Memorial Stadium Drive | Lincoln, NE 68588

With expanded capacity now reaching beyond 85,000, Nebraska has continued its NCAA-record streak of consecutive sellouts at Memorial Stadium that dates back to 1962 and is at 361 games entering the 2018 season. Nebraska celebrated its 300th consecutive sellout with a stadium record crowd against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2009.

While maintaining its traditional charm, Memorial Stadium has also become one of the most high-tech stadiums in the country. In 1994, the stadium was the first on-campus stadium to feature big-screen instant replay boards.

Broke ground: April 26, 1923
Opened: October 20, 1923
Renovated: 2006
Expanded: 1964, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1998, 2006, 2013

Memorial Stadium Records

Top 10 Single-Game Attendances

  • 91,585 – Miami (Sept. 20, 2014)
  • 91.471 – UCLA (Sept. 14, 2013)
  • 91,441 – Florida Atlantic (Aug. 30, 2014)
  • 91,260 – Iowa (Nov. 29, 2013)
  • 91,255 – Illinois (Sept. 27, 2014)
  • 91,186 – Minnesota (Nov. 22, 2014)
  • 91,185 – Wyoming (Aug. 31, 2013)
  • 91,140 – Northwestern (Nov. 2, 2013)
  • 91,107 – Purdue (Nov. 1, 2014)
  • 91,088 – Rutgers (Oct. 25, 2014)

Top 10 Season Home Attendance Averages

  • 91,249 – 2014 (638,744/7 Games)
  • 90,933 – 2013 (727,466/8 Games)
  • 90,200 – 2016 (631,402/7 Games)
  • 89,998 – 2015 (629,983/7 Games)
  • 89,798 – 2017 (628,583/7 Games)
  • 85,888 – 2009 (601,216/7 Games)
  • 85,648 – 2010 (599,648/7 Games)
  • 85,517 – 2012 (598,617/7Games)
  • 85,267 – 2011 (596,871/7Games)
  • 85,070 – 2008 (680,564/8 Games)

Surface
1923–1969: Natural grass
1970–1976: AstroTurf
1977–1983: AstroTurf (replaced 1970 turf)
1984–1991: All-Pro Turf
1992–1998: AstroTurf-9
1999–2004: FieldTurf
2005–2013: FieldTurf (replaced 1999 turf), crown lowered, black pellet layer
2013–Present: FieldTurf, “Cool Play System”, cork layer

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