Nebraska women’s athletics attendance feat


University of Nebraska sets women's sports attendance record Image: @NCAAVolleyball (X-Twitter)

Nebraska proved once again that it is the volleyball capital of the world. The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska (US) volleyball team has officially broken the women’s sport world record with an announced attendance of 92,003 at the Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium on the night of August 30th. A ‘Sea of Red’ filled the venue as the Nebrasksa Cornhuskers hosted the Omaha Mavericks.

‘CBS SPORTS’ quoted John Cook, Nebraska Coach, as stating, “This is unbelievable for women’s athletics. To do this in Nebraska, we dreamed big tonight, we really dreamed big. (Junior setter) Kennedi Orr wrote me a note today. It said, ‘Coach, tonight the impossible will be possible’. We did it.”

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a public land-grant research university in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

The 90,000-capacity 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.

‘CBS SPORTS’ further stated that the previous record crowd for any National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) volleyball match was 18,755 when Nebraska played Wisconsin on December 18th, 2021. The Huskers wanted to aim higher – much higher – as the old mark was easily shattered on August 30th.

Nebraska finished the night with a 3-0 victory over Omaha, but the final score came second to making history with a world record.

Freshman Andi Jackson said, “It’s incredible. I don’t have enough words to describe it. … I can’t describe just how grateful I am to be a part of it and be part of Husker nation.”

While 92,003 fans were at the stadium, many more were watching worldwide. Even the National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Magic Johnson said he was blown away by the support shown to women’s athletics.

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