Nebraska AD Trev Alberts says Memorial Stadium end zone seats to be widened
Nebraska fans will arrive to wider seats in Memorial Stadium end zones this fall.
Nebraska AD Trev Alberts shared the news during his “Sports Nightly” radio appearance on Wednesday. Alberts said that many of the bleacher seats in the end zones at Memorial Stadium will be widened from 18 inches to 20 this offseason, per Husker Extra’s Parker Gabriel.
“Seat comfort is very obvious and important,” Alberts said on the program, per Husker Extra. “… In the end zones, the average width is 18 inches. We’ll immediately expand those to at least 20 inches or more. What we’re going to have to do is, we’ve got a lot of rows with 27 seats. We might reduce them to 24.”
With widening, though, comes a dip in number of seats available.
“Of course, that will impact our capacity a little bit. We’re going to lose some seats,” Alberts noted.
The changes are coming after responses to an athletic department survey about changes to Memorial Stadium. Alberts noted that 20,000 people have already responded to the survey.
“Typically you’re looking at a response rate that is, I don’t know, it’s not a high rate,” Alberts said. “Husker Nation, as they always do, is just a little bit different.”
Nebraska kicks off the 2022 football season against Northwestern in Dublin, Ireland. The Huskers’ home-opener is Sep. 3 against North Dakota.