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    Huskers to Expand Memorial Stadium

    LINCOLN — To keep up with the big boys in the Big Ten, the Nebraska athletic department plans to expand Memorial Stadium by about 5,000 seats.

    But Athletic Director Tom Osborne said Friday that the stadium project is only one component of a more extensive plan.
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    “I’m not a subscriber that you have to keep up with the Joneses, but you have to at least be in the league,” Osborne said as he unveiled details of a proposed $55.5 million expansion of the East Stadium, including 30 more skybox suites.

    Also in the works, announced Friday or already under way: a new practice facility for Husker baseball; $20 million in renovations to the Devaney Center; an expansion of Memorial Stadium’s weight-training facility, not to mention a new basketball practice facility and a $168 million city-owned arena where the Husker basketball teams will play.

    Nebraska becomes one of four football elites in the Big Ten when it joins the conference next year, Osborne said.

    The other three programs — Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan — each have football stadiums that seat more than 100,000 fans and athletic budgets that exceed $100 million a year.

    “That puts us in pretty fast company,” Osborne said.

    In contrast, Nebraska spends about $75 million a year, and Memorial Stadium’s official seating capacity is about 81,000, although it routinely draws about 86,000.

    Osborne said the expansion would put Memorial Stadium’s capacity in the 90,000 range, while ticket sales and related revenues would boost the athletic department’s budget by an estimated $7 million a year.


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    Must be nice to have a true home field advantage...something Miami hasn't seen since the 80's.

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    Only $11,000 dollars per seat for the expansion. That's a price tag for certain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seppuku View Post
    Only $11,000 dollars per seat for the expansion. That's a price tag for certain.
    Skybox suites aren't cheap! Do they have any of those in Boise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertrat218 View Post
    Skybox suites aren't cheap! Do they have any of those in Boise?
    Sure we do. Did you really want to make this Nebraska thread about Boise State too? Ok, since you asked:

    http://www.broncosports.com/ViewArti...&ATCLID=530470

    This site is a little out of date but the pictures of the Skybox suites are pretty good.
    Last edited by Seppuku; 10-12-2010 at 12:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BullsFan_1 View Post
    Must be nice to have a true home field advantage...something Miami hasn't seen since the 80's.
    Well, now you have jetBlue to cheaply fly in the Long Islanders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seppuku View Post
    Sure we do. Did you really want to make this Nebraska thread about Boise State too? Ok, since you asked:

    http://www.broncosports.com/ViewArti...&ATCLID=530470

    This site is a little out of date but the pictures of the Skybox suites are pretty good.
    I think there are some high school stadiums bigger than that place!

    Here ya go, current stadium before expansion:
    http://www.aaymca.com/nebraska-footb...k-10-nebraska/
    Last edited by desertrat218; 10-12-2010 at 01:13 AM.

  8. 10-12-2010, 01:12 AM
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    quit with this constant arguing between the two schools

  9. 10-12-2010, 01:14 AM
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    quit with this constant arguing between the two schools

  10. 10-12-2010, 02:44 AM
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    Quote Originally Posted by TunTavern View Post
    Well, now you have jetBlue to cheaply fly in the Long Islanders.
    Lol, three weeks later and I still don't get the reference you're making here.

  12. 10-12-2010, 04:05 AM
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    Quote Originally Posted by BullsFan_1 View Post
    Lol, three weeks later and I still don't get the reference you're making here.
    Hawaii? Who knows?

  14. 10-12-2010, 11:53 AM
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  15. 10-12-2010, 12:44 PM
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