LINCOLN–(KFOR Sept. 28)–Big plans have been released in further modernizing 100-year-old Memorial Stadium at a cost of $450-million, which includes the demolition of South Stadium to make way for chair-back general seating, along with equitable and affordable access for all fans and dedicated space for students.

The project will also be paid equally with about $225-million in private funds and other funding sources, including up to $50-million from the University of Nebraska’s internal lending program. The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will consider the renovation plans at their meeting Oct. 5 in Omaha.

Completion of the entire stadium renovation project is targeted for July 2026, with occupancy to follow that August.

Below is a list of what the renovation plans include.

·         South Stadium demolition and replacement with chair-back general seating.

·         New chair-back seating in West and East stadiums.

·         360-degree main-level concourse connection and 270-degree upper-level concourse connection.

·         Concession upgrades, refurbished menu options and added points of sale throughout the stadium.

·         Restroom modernization throughout the stadium.

·         Academic curriculum space, with specific uses guided by UNL’s academic leadership.

·         Enhanced student life amenities.

·         ADA upgrades throughout the stadium.