Univ. of Nebraska planning $155M football, athletic complex
Nebraska – The University of Nebraska is getting a new athletic complex near its Memorial Stadium. The 350,000-square foot complex is estimated to cost $155 million and will serve the football program as well as student-athletes in all sports.
Construction will begin in summer 2020 and finish in May or June of 2022.
Rendering of Nebraska athletic complex
The three-story building will include a new locker room, strength and conditioning center, athletic medicine facility, equipment room, meeting rooms, coaches’ offices, and an outdoor practice field. Also included in the plans are the training table and academic support facilities for all student-athletes.
Over the last few months, the school has achieved about 35 percent to 40 percent of the $100 million fundraising goal. All money raised so far comes from private sources, while the school intends to use trust funds and financing to cover the remaining amount.
Next steps include sending the project to the board of trustees in October. After approval, the project will proceed to the design process, which will require final approval from the board in the spring.