Joining Big 10 Lets Nebraska Plow $55.5 Million Into Its Stadium

Tom Osborne

Nebraska won’t join the Big 10 till next year, but it’s spending like it already has.

The university just announced that they will invest $55.5 million for the expansion of Memorial Stadium.

The expansion will add 5,000 seats, bringing the capacity of Memorial Stadium to over 90,000. But more importantly, the school will be adding 30 new suites and at least 2,000 new club-level seats. And that is where Nebraska will make the big bucks.

Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne is not worried that the expansion will jeopardize the longest current sellout streak in the nation, noting that a recent survey indicated that there would be plenty of demand for the new seats. Nebraska has sold out 307 straight games, dating back to 1962.

Well, at least we now know what Nebraska is doing with the money made off of the sale of game-used jerseys.

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