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Memorial Stadium East Expansion - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

East Stadium of Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a feat of structural genius.

The East Stadium Expansion to Memorial Stadium, home to the Husker football team, is a fitting addition to the crowning jewel of the flagship of the University of Nebraska system. The unique blending of the old with the new was a feat of structural genius. Because the East stadium expansion could not touch the structure built in 1923 due to it not being able to withstand the structural load, creative solutions were designed to accommodate this, such as setting the new structure back 15 feet and cantilevering the overhang roof to concrete slabs underground. This allowed the East Stadium expansion to be a freestanding structure while also maintaining the integrity of the original building.

Fan safety and public access were key to making this project a success. With 86,000 visitors to the jobsite almost every week during the 2011 and 2012 football seasons, measures had to be put in place and followed to ensure all fans could access their seats and do so in a safe manner. Sampson Construction is proud of the partnership we’ve had with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1965. Our team has constructed first-class buildings for the University and has helped them achieve the status of having the fourth largest stadium in the Big 10.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
352,333 SF New
Higher Education
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