Nebraska Field

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Nebraska Field
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Location N 10th and "T" Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska
Coordinates 40°49′14″N 96°42′20″W / 40.82056°N 96.70556°W / 40.82056; -96.70556Coordinates: 40°49′14″N 96°42′20″W / 40.82056°N 96.70556°W / 40.82056; -96.70556
Owner University of Nebraska
Operator University of Nebraska
Capacity 16,000 (largest recorded attendance)
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1909
Closed 1922
Demolished 1923
Tenants
Nebraska Cornhuskers football (1909-1922)

Nebraska Field was a stadium located on the northeast corner of the intersection of North 10th Street and North "T" Street, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nebraska Field hosted the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team beginning in 1909 until it was replaced with the new Memorial Stadium, which was built in the same location and opened for the 1923 Nebraska football season. The local portion of North 10th Street was eventually renamed Stadium Drive in the years following the completion of Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska Field in 1921

Whereas the present playing field at Memorial Stadium is oriented north to south, Nebraska Field had been oriented east to west. The stadium's exact capacity is not recorded, but the largest recorded attendance was 16,000, at the November 30, 1922 game against Notre Dame. This was the last game played at Nebraska Field, and was the last game attended by Nebraska's longtime trainer Jack Best, who had served since the program's inception in 1890. It was also the first of the only two games that the legendary Four Horsemen of Notre Dame would ever lose (the second also to Nebraska in the following season).[1][2][3]

Nebraska Field in 1921

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1920s Game Day: NU vs. Notre Dame (Part 1)". Nebraska Historical Society. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "UNL Historic Buildings Overview". University of Nebraska. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "1923 Cornhusker - University of Nebraska Yearbook (Page 426)". University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. Retrieved 2009-12-11.