Nebraska Field

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Nebraska Field
NebraskaFieldLincolnNebraska1921 2.png
c. 1921, from 1922 Cornhusker
Location N 10th and "T" Streets
Lincoln, Nebraska
Coordinates 40°49′14″N 96°42′20″W / 40.8206°N 96.7056°W / 40.8206; -96.7056Coordinates: 40°49′14″N 96°42′20″W / 40.8206°N 96.7056°W / 40.8206; -96.7056
Owner University of Nebraska
Operator University of Nebraska
Capacity 16,000
(largest recorded attendance)
Surface Natural grass
Construction
Opened 1909
Closed 1922
Demolished 1923
Tenants
Nebraska Cornhuskers (1909–1922)

Nebraska Field was an American football stadium in the midwestern United States, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. At the northeast corner of North 10th Street and North "T" Street, it was the home field of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1909 through 1922.

Nebraska Field was succeeded by the new Memorial Stadium in 1923, which was built in the same location. The local portion of North 10th Street was eventually renamed Stadium Drive in the years following the completion of Memorial Stadium. The present playing field at Memorial Stadium is conventionally aligned north-south, but Nebraska Field was oriented east-west.

Nebraska Field in 1921

Nebraska Field's exact capacity is not recorded, but the largest recorded attendance was 16,000 in its final game, against Notre Dame on November 30, 1922.[1][2] It was the first of only two losses for the legendary Four Horsemen of Notre Dame (the other was also in Lincoln in the following season),[3][4][5] Notre Dame was undefeated in 1924.

Nebraska Field in 1921

The final game at Nebraska Field in 1922 was also the last attended by Nebraska's longtime trainer Jack Best, who had served since the program's inception in 1890.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huskers, Irish may play in snow today". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 30, 1922. p. 25. 
  2. ^ Eckersall, Walter (December 1, 1922). "Notre Dame is beaten, 14-6, by Husker eleven". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 23. 
  3. ^ "1920s Game Day: NU vs. Notre Dame (Part 1)". Nebraska Historical Society. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "UNL Historic Buildings Overview". University of Nebraska. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "1923 Cornhusker - University of Nebraska Yearbook (Page 426)". University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. Retrieved 2009-12-11.