University announces new $155 million standalone football facility

Published: Sep. 26, 2019 at 1:44 PM CDT
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The University of Nebraska announced Friday a plan to build a new $155 million, 350,000 square-foot football facility.

The new facility will be constructed north of Memorial Stadium and will be called the 'North Stadium Expansion Project.'

The facility will be convenient and beneficial for all 600-plus Husker student-athletes, and help Nebraska provide the most comprehensive student-athlete experience in the country, according to a release by the university.

According to the University, they are in the middle of a fundraising effort and have hit 35-40 percent of their goal.

The groundbreaking is expected to take place next Spring, and open in 2022.

“Nebraska has been an innovator in college athletics going back to Coach Devaney and Coach Osborne,” Husker Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “We are making the investment to once again be a national leader in facilities, and continue our mission of competing at the highest level and building for championships.”

“We are investing more than $500 million to lead on a national stage—both in athletics and academics,” said Ronnie Green, Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “And we appreciate all of the incredible public and private support we have for these efforts. This new facility is an exciting opportunity to ‘Go Big’ for Husker Football and all of our student-athletes.”

The Nebraska Athletic Department has a goal of raising approximately $100 million to fund the project.