During his monthly radio show, Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst implied that the athletic department is looking at ways to improve the in-game experience for Husker Football games at Memorial Stadium.
Aside from this being an incredibly shrewd diversion*, it is a topic that many Husker fans have an opinion on. Including me.
*What diversion? Consider the last week: speculation over Bo Pelini's future swirled before Friday's Iowa game. During the game, Pelini had a couple of embarrassing on-camera moments. After the game, Pelini cursed out the refs and essentially threatened Eichorst to fire him. On Saturday, Eichorst issued an open-ended statement that calmed the flames, but did not extinguish the fire. On Tuesday, Eichorst takes to the airwaves with the football media expecting answers. Instead, he changes the subject. Improving the game day experience. Go.
I came up with a list of ten items that I would love see changed/added/improved at Memorial Stadium. Some are relatively simple. Some are rather drastic, but would create big results. But all would help to improve the experience of the 90,000 fans who fill the stadium seven Saturdays a year.
Before we dive in, I feel that it is worth noting (and emphasizing) that Husker fans have it pretty darn good at Memorial Stadium. I've watched the Huskers play in over a dozen different stadiums, and very few can hold a candle to what we have.
And that's more than just the biased opinion of a Nebraska alum and native son. Memorial Stadium regularly shows up on lists of best stadiums, best game day experience, best places to watch college football, etc. Obviously the on-field product has much to do with the consecutive sellout streak, but the experience of being there (instead of sitting in a bar or in my basement watching in HD) is what keeps me coming