Report: Turf replacement plan at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium delayed
The FieldTurf at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium will see its lifespan lengthened by at least one more year. A report from the Omaha World-Herald states that the school is delaying plans to replace it.
Evan Bland of the World-Herald reported this week that the plan to replace the surface will not happen this summer, after all. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nebraska will delay the resurfacing project at Memorial Stadium. It has also put construction for its new $155 million training facility on hold.
Artificial turf was first installed at Memorial Stadium in 1999. According to the World-Herald, it has been replaced twice — 2005 and 2013.
The typical lifespan of FieldTurf is somewhere between 8-10 years. If the Huskers do play this year, it will mark the eighth season of use for the current surface.
Nebraska was originally scheduled to begin the 2020 season against Purdue at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 5. However, due to the B1G’s decision to play a league-only schedule, it’s unclear what a new start date will look like for the conference.