The Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska is the home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers men’s and women’s basketball teams. The 15,147 seat arena has been the home of both programs since 2013, replacing the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The arena is located in the heart of downtown Lincoln and is one of the cornerstones of the recent development in the Haymarket District. The arena is one of the newest and nicest college basketball arenas in the nation as it features 36 founders and executive suites, 20 loge boxes, and 832 club seats. Also, Pinnacle Bank Arena offers two private club lounges and even has a Husker Authentic Team Store. All the amenities provided in this beautiful new arena have helped boosted Husker basketball attendance and led to the Huskers having the 10th best average attendance in all of the College basketball.
Pinnacle Arena is not only the home to both the Cornhuskers men’s and women’s basketball team, but it also hosts many concerts and other events. Some of the more notable acts to play at the Arena have been Elton John, Jay-Z, and The Eagles. Whether you’re going to a concert or a basketball game you’ll surely have a great time at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska is home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and has been since 1923. The stadium holds the distinct honor of having hosted a NCAA record 340 consecutive sellouts, which has been ongoing since 1962. Another fun fact about Memorial Stadium is that on game days it holds more people than any other city in Nebraska outside of Omaha and Lincoln. The stadium’s nickname “The Sea of Red” comes from the fact that everyone at Nebraska games is decked out in red.
The stadium was originally built to resemble Ohio Stadium, which is home to the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. The former capacity of Memorial Stadium was 31,000. However, it has been expanded several times to get to its modern day capacity of 87,000. Over the course of eight years, from 1964 to 1972, the stadium was expanded four times adding seats above both end zones. These expansions increased the stadium’s capacity to 74,000 spectators, which is a little over double the original 31,000 capacity. Memorial Stadium renovated again in 1999 when 42 luxury boxes were added to the west stands. Then in 2006 6,000 seats were added to the north side of the stadium. This expansion was accompanied by the addition of more luxury boxes as well as a new video scoreboard. Finally, in 2013 the most recent development took place adding approximately 6,000 seats including more luxury boxes, general admission seats, and club seating.
Nebraska’s sellout streak began on November 3, 1962, when the Huskers took on Missouri during homecoming and had been going on ever since. The sellout streak passed 200 games in 1994 when Nebraska beat Colorado 24 to 7. The streak hit the 300 mark in 2009 in front of a then record 86,304 capacity crowd.