Nebraska approves $6.25 million Memorial Stadium upgrade

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Memorial Stadium in Lincoln is set to undergo a little face lift.

On Friday, the Nebraska Board of Regents approved a $6.25 million renovation to upgrade and replace video screens throughout the stadium. The decision was made to “replace the aging video equipment around the stadium.”

From the report:

No state or tuition funds will be used in the project. The money for the project will come entirely out of Husker Athletic Department funds.

The Board of Regents cited current models being out of date and challenges when making repairs as reasons for the upgrade

It’s nice to see the athletic department covering all costs rather than digging into the tuition fees.

Memorial Stadium, originally built for $430,000 in 1923, was last renovated in 2006. The stadium was later expanded to a capacity of 86,047 in 2013.

Nebraska returns to action this weekend against the Maryland Terrapins.

Kickoff is set for noon ET on ESPN News.

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