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Memorial Stadium

Smoker

Ed Force One
10 Year Member
I don’t know where that is, but if there were to be a new stadium it would have to be on campus, and I’d say in the same spot. Campus stadiums are the best and you take that from NU and you kill a great atmosphere. And I’m quite certain you’d have enough business owners throwing a lot of commotion if that were ever discussed.
Google map calls it north bottoms,
I have always known it as Russian bottoms
 

Uncle Buck

All American
20 Year Member
I don’t know where that is, but if there were to be a new stadium it would have to be on campus, and I’d say in the same spot. Campus stadiums are the best and you take that from NU and you kill a great atmosphere. And I’m quite certain you’d have enough business owners throwing a lot of commotion if that were ever discussed.
Plus access to practice facilities
 

EastOfEden

Junior Varsity
10 Year Member
Interesting tidbit about that site. It was known as the Russian Bottoms because the immigransts that first populated it were from Russian. But it was a part of Russia that used to be Germany and the population there were ethnic Germans. Lots of them fled when Russia took over.

So when they got to Lincoln and said where they were from -- Russia -- the land which was bottom land on Salt Creek and flooded every year (hence cheap) became known as the russian Bottoms. But everyone there spoke German and they were the Debus, Hergenrader, Fink, etc. families
 

Hooked on Huskers

I'm old as a rock
15 Year Member
I don’t know where that is, but if there were to be a new stadium it would have to be on campus, and I’d say in the same spot. Campus stadiums are the best and you take that from NU and you kill a great atmosphere. And I’m quite certain you’d have enough business owners throwing a lot of commotion if that were ever discussed.
I believe only one B1G school outside campus. Ryan field and NW campus is about 1 mile apart.

Maybe Rutgers? (too lazy to search) EDIT: SHI stadium is inside Rutgers campus

SHI stadium without T ..... :Biggrin:
 
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EastOfEden

Junior Varsity
10 Year Member
What regent in his or her right mind would support spending a lot of public money on Stadium renovations when the NIL fall-out is still to be determined and our teams performance for the past decade has been well below average.

That doesn't mean they couldn't somehow downsize it, but leg room is so minimal now and is based on concrete forms, that making seats more comfortable will be very difficult and expensive. And there is nothing that says our football team is going to be important to anyone but our fans any time in the near future. And as for how many fans there are or will be, with each passing year and the phasing out of some of the stalwart older fans, those who want to pay up to see more losses than wins may diminish.

I think regent may have a hard time justifying heavy expenditures on renovating the stadium in light of the unknown financial situations they now face.

And those we think of as wealthy unnamed NU donors are probably going to take a deep breath before trying to compete with techie moguls or still wealthy oil and gas or merchandizing or financial whizes from other parts of the country on attracting the best players with money of one kind or another under NIL. The future is much too murky to confidently believe they are even in the game that will decide who the winners are.

Shrinkage can happen. Take a look at the large Ivy League stadiums (once the envy of every other college football team's athletic directors) that on Saturdays in the Fall now seat 5-10,000 people while their capacities at one point topped out at 100,000 at the Yale Bowl.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Yale_Bulldogs_football_team

https://www.thedp.com/article/2019/...line-college-clemson-princeton-franklin-field

Before you dismiss this as just the Ivy League, remember they once were the powerhouses of college football.

We are in trouble and hopefully someone can figure their way through what looks like a murky few upcoming years.
 

Smoker

Ed Force One
10 Year Member
Interesting tidbit about that site. It was known as the Russian Bottoms because the immigransts that first populated it were from Russian. But it was a part of Russia that used to be Germany and the population there were ethnic Germans. Lots of them fled when Russia took over.

So when they got to Lincoln and said where they were from -- Russia -- the land which was bottom land on Salt Creek and flooded every year (hence cheap) became known as the russian Bottoms. But everyone there spoke German and they were the Debus, Hergenrader, Fink, etc. families
Interesting.
Had no idea
 
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