Memorial Stadium opening gates for summer concert weeks before Huskers first home game
Memorial Stadium is opening up for a test run before Nebraska begins the 2021 college football season.
Nebraska announced this week that it will be hosting Garth Brooks at Memorial Stadium for a summer concert on Saturday, Aug. 14. The start time for the event is at 7 p.m. ET.
The concert comes just two weeks before the Huskers are scheduled to open the 2021 college football season, traveling to Champaign to take on Illinois in a Week 0 matchup on Saturday, Aug. 28. On Saturday, Sept. 4, Nebraska will host Fordham at Memorial Stadium for the first home game of the year.
“This is an exciting day for Nebraska and the City of Lincoln,” said Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos. “We have looked long and hard for the past year at several options to boost the local and state economy. The opportunity to partner with Garth Brooks for a show at Memorial Stadium was a no-brainer. This concert will have Lincoln buzzing, provide a great kickoff to the fall and benefit the University, City of Lincoln and State of Nebraska.”
According to Nebraska’s athletic website, the Brooks concert with be the first one hosted at Memorial Stadium in over a decade. The last time a performance was held at the venue was a Larry the Cable Guy show on July 4, 2009.