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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 football team and a variety of other university and state activities.

Memorial Stadium was built in 1923 at a cost of $450,000 with 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.
A series of expansions has brought the stadium's current capacity to 85,458, but attendance numbers regularly exceed 90,000. Nebraska has sold out an NCAA-record 377 consecutive games at Memorial Stadium, a streak that dates back to 1962. When full, Memorial Stadium famously holds more people than the population of Nebraska's third-largest city, Bellevue.

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  • Great atmosphere for a college football game. Friendly people. Bit of a maze depending where your seats are to get to them. I had plenty of room at my seat. GO BLUE!!  more »
  • Such an Amazing Environment! Nebraskans really love Huskers and you start to love the team too! Beautiful stadium, amazing supporters, and indescribable experience at College Football! Go Big Red!  more »
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  • Yesterday was my first time sitting in Memorial Stadium, and I can say that it's a really fun experience! I especially enjoyed the marching band; they have an incredible sound! They produce a synergy that radiates all around the stadium. Overall, I enjoy the open-air feel of the stadium, and even when things start to get crowded, seating is still comfortable. It's no surprise that Memorial Stadium has a reputation for consecutively sold-out games. Wonderful experience!
  • I haven't been here in 37 years since I moved to California as a teenager. It was so amazing. I love the new revamped stadium. It was incredible to be there for last night's game. I have missed the place so much. But now it has lots of high rows to climb way up. But what an incredible view and we had great seats in a perfect position to see the field and the jumbotron. Loved it!

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