Nebraska Unveils Plans For New $155M Football Training Complex
The Univ. of Nebraska announced plans for a $155M, 350,000-square-foot North Stadium expansion to "serve as the future training home" of the school's football team and with "dedicated space for every student-athlete on campus," according to Parker Gabriel of the LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR. The proposed three-story complex will have "dining and study spaces for all of NU's 600 student-athletes." The move to the new facility "isn't expected until May or June" of '22. NU officials said that once the complex is completed, it will "vault the school to the leading edge of a national facilities arms race." NU AD Bill Moos said that the school is "about 35-40% done" with its $100M fundraising campaign (LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR, 9/29). In Omaha, Henry Cordes noted the new facility will "link with Memorial Stadium and will also improve the fan experience." Construction will include "new vertical transportation for fans entering and exiting the North Stadium." As part of the renovations, a "new track facility will be built north of the Devaney Center on the Innovation Campus" (OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, 9/28).