At its Friday meeting, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the Nebraska Athletics program’ $55.5 million budget for improvements to the East Stadium in Memorial Stadium as well as a new baseball and softball indoor practice facility at Haymarket Park.
The East Stadium proposal calls for funding to come from athletic private donations and bond revenues generated from the new seating. The Indoor Practice Facility will be paid for through athletic private donations. No state appropriated funds will be used for either project.
The expansion plan will increase Memorial Stadium’s attendance to more than 90,000 by adding approximately 5,000 new seats.