One Memorial Stadium
Lincoln, NE 68588
Ticket Info: (800) 8-BIGRED
Built in 1923, Memorial Stadium was named in honor of all Nebraskans who have served in our Nation’s wars. In 2006, an addition of 6,500 seats brought the stadium to its current capacity of 81,067. The historic stadium also possesses one of the largest replay screens in the nation, making the game day experience much more dramatic and exciting for Husker fans. In 2009, the home of the Huskers underwent another transformation with the addition of the Osborne Athletic Complex, which is attached to the north end of the stadium, and includes new locker rooms, coaches’ offices, athletic medical center, hydrotherapy pools, nutrition center and a new strength complex. With all of this help for the student-athletes, no wonder Nebraska continues to have consecutive home sellouts—which is currently 311 games and counting.
Inscribed on the four corners of the stadium are the following words, written by former UNL professor of philosophy Hartley Burr Alexander:
Southeast: “In Commemoration of the men of Nebraska who served and fell in the Nations Wars.”
Southwest: “Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory.”
Northwest: “Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport.”
Northeast: “Their Lives they held their country’s trust; They kept its faith; They died its heroes.”
The stadium is also available to the public for tours. Self guided tours are available daily 8am-8pm, with limited field access, at Gate 24 (when no teams are practicing). Download a walking tour brochure online or pick one up at Gate 20.
MEMORIAL STADIUM GAME DAY FAQ:
Here a few of the rules you need to know before visiting Memorial Stadium. Please visit the Memorial Stadium Game Day website for detailed, up-to-date information.
- Gates open 90 minutes before kick-off.
- Gates 15, 16 and 24 are handicap accessible.
- No drugs or alcohol.
- No smoking.
- No noise makers.
- No large bags, including backpacks and coolers.
- No video cameras.
- No banners/flags on poles.
- No open umbrellas.
- No concealed weapons.
- There is re-entry—on your way out grab a pass-out check or stamp for re-admission.