University of Nebraska Memorial Stadium Skybox

  • Client

    • University of Nebraska
  • Project Type

Design Achievement - Memorial Stadium is home to the five-time national champion Nebraska Cornhuskers football program. One of the most iconic venues in college football, the stadium has undergone numerous renovations and expansions in its history. DLR Group and Sinclair Hille & Associates were chosen for a skybox and press facility expansion, and east and west stadium concourse expansions based on innovative design ideas and a unique cost saving approach to construction management. Phased construction occurred over two football seasons without disruption to fans, players, or university personnel.  Designers maintained the integrity of the original Memorial Stadium, built in 1923 as a salute to fallen soldiers of Nebraska. The historic building was preserved by enclosing the west facade in the concourse area and recreating many of the stadium's original design features in a contemporary way. 

Scope Summary - This five-level, 62,700 SF press and hospitality structure includes 40 revenue generating suites, indoor premium seating, an expanded press box and broadcast media facility, food and beverage facilities, event management work areas, athletic department booths, and space for supporting facilities. The media, skybox guests, and club seat patrons access the stadium via a newly created West Stadium lobby. A grand escalator provides a dynamic means of pedestrian flow between the field, concourse and club levels. The project also included expansion of the east and west stadium concourses, nearly doubling those spaces. Installation of stadium field lighting for night games, enhanced outdoor club seating, improved pedestrian circulation and safety, and increased utility services were also part of the project. DLR Group provided architecture and engineering services.

Awards & Recognition

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  • Award of Excellence

    American Concrete Institute, Nebraska

University of Nebraska Memorial Stadium Skybox

University of Nebraska