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Memorial Stadium (Lincoln)

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Memorial Stadium, nicknamed The Sea of Red, is an American football stadium located on the campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. The stadium primarily serves as the home venue for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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Tom Osborne Field at
Memorial Stadium
"The Sea of Red"
Memorial Stadium in 2007
Lincoln is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Lincoln is located in Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
Address600 Stadium Drive
LocationLincoln, Nebraska
OwnerUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln
OperatorUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln
Capacity85,458 (since 2017)[1]
Record attendance91,585 (Sept. 20, 2014)
Broke groundApril 26, 1923[2]
OpenedOctober 20, 1923; 99 years ago (1923-10-20)
Expanded1964, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1998, 2006, 2013
Construction cost$430,000 (original structure)
($7.39 million in 2022[3])
ArchitectJohn Latenser Sr. and Sons[4]
Davis & Wilson
Project managerEarl Hawkins
Structural engineerMeyer & Jolly[5]
General contractorParsons Construction Co.[6]
Nebraska Cornhuskers football (1923–present)
NSAA State Football Championship (1996–present)

Memorial Stadium was built in 1923 at a cost of $450,000 and a capacity of 31,080 to replace Nebraska Field, where the Cornhuskers played home games from 1909 to 1922. The first game at the new stadium was a 24–0 Nebraska victory over Oklahoma on October 13, 1923.[7] A series of expansions raised the stadium's capacity to 85,458, but attendance numbers have in the past exceeded 90,000. Nebraska has sold out an NCAA-record 389 consecutive games at Memorial Stadium, a streak that dates back to 1962.