Published September 24, 2012, Page 20
|Concrete foundations and steel are in place for the
expansion on the stadium’s east side.
Photos by: HNTB
Project cost: $63.5 million
Renovation designers: HNTB, The Clark Enersen Partners
Last major renovation: 2006
Where it stands: Steel and concrete
foundations are in place for an expansion to
the east side that will boost total seating to
90,000 by adding 38 suites, 2,115 outdoor club
seats and 3,374 reserved seats. All told, revenue
from new premium seats and reserved
seats will generate $9 million annually for athletics.
The new structure will have two floors
of research space with 25,000 square feet
devoted to Nebraska leading the Big Ten Conference’s
effort to study links between football
players’ concussions and brain injuries, said
John Ingram, the school’s associate athletic
director for capital planning and construction.
Premium seat details: Five super
suites (24 seats each) centered on 50-yard line
tied to a one-time gift of $2.5 million and exclusive
use of the suite for 25 years; nine suites
(24 seats each) two levels above $90,000 a
year for 10 years; 24 suites (14 seats) $50,000
a year for 10 years. All suites sold out. Club
seats $1,500 to $2,500 annual donation plus
$392 season tickets. Sales start in five weeks.
(“We have a wait list that leads us to believe they will easily sell out,” said Paul Meyers,
associate athletic director for the Huskers
Athletic Fund.) Food, drink and parking are
additional fees. Reserved seats $150 minimum
annual donation plus $392 season tickets.
Financing: In a testament to the power
of Big Red, the project has
already been paid off through
previous contributions, Meyers