“Nebraska Volleyball Shatters Women’s Sports Attendance Record with Over 92,000 Fans”
– University of Nebraska volleyball match against Omaha sets a new world record for highest attendance at a women’s sporting event, with over 92,000 fans in attendance.
– The massive crowd surpasses the previous record set in Barcelona, Spain, for a Champions league soccer match, showcasing the popularity and support for women’s sports in Nebraska.
The University of Nebraska made history on “Volleyball Day in Nebraska” as more than 92,000 fans gathered at Memorial Stadium to watch the University of Nebraska volleyball match against Omaha. This incredible turnout broke the previous women’s sports attendance record set last year in Barcelona, Spain. The event showcased the immense support and enthusiasm for women’s sports in Nebraska.
To accommodate the massive crowd, organizers utilized seats and standing room on the field, surpassing Memorial Stadium’s official capacity for football games. The five-time NCAA champion Cornhuskers dominated the match, sweeping their opponents 3-0. The event began with an exhibition volleyball match between Division II Nebraska-Kearney and Wayne State and concluded with a concert by country music artist Scotty McCreery.
The University of Nebraska’s volleyball program has been a powerhouse in NCAA volleyball, leading the nation in attendance every season since 2013. Their consistent success has also translated into financial profitability, making them one of the few Division I women’s sports programs to consistently turn a profit.
Nebraska’s Andi Jackson expressed her gratitude and excitement about being part of this historic event. As the team walked out of the tunnel after the second set, they received news over the speaker that they had broken the world record. This accomplishment left them both focused on the game and overwhelmed with joy.