Ed Weir Stadium
Ed Weir Stadium has been the outdoor home of the Nebraska Track and Field team since it opened in 1975.
Outdoors, the Huskers run on a Mondo synthetic rubber surface at Ed Weir Stadium. The track is next to Memorial Stadium and Hawks Championship Center, allowing for easy access to weigh rooms, athletic medicine and indoor training facilities. The track is being completely resurfaced for the 2013 season.
Nestled between Memorial Stadium, the Hawks Championship Center and the NU Coliseum, the Huskers' outdoor track is in the very heart of Nebraska's athletic complex. Ed Weir Stadium is bordered on the south by stand-alone columns and provides a beautiful setting for home meets from its nearly 3,500 seats.
Constructed in 1975, Ed Weir Stadium celebrated its 25th anniversary with a $2 million track replacement in the spring of 2000. The facility features a Mondo synthetic rubber surface, the same surface utilized by many of the world's other top competitive sites, including Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece, which hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics and the Bird's Nest in Beijing, China, which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In addition to the track upgrade, Ed Weir Stadium has also ungergone several other facelifts in the past few years. Nebraska's recent additions of the Hawks Championship Center in 2005 and the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex in 2006 have provided the track with a second indoor warm-up center, new media facility and additional restrooms and concessions areas. The track underwent a $2.33 million renovation in 2012 where the entire track base and Mondo surface were replaced.
The track facility also utilizes the nearby Hawks Championship Center as an indoor warm-up and clerking area.
During the 36-year existence of Ed Weir Stadium, Nebraska has hosted eight National Junior Olympics, a USA-USSR Junior Dual Meet, six Big Eight Outdoor Championships, one Special Olympics and one BIg 12 Outdoor Championship. The Huskers also played host to the first-ever NCAA Midwest Regional Championships at the venue in 2003, and the event returned to the stadium in 2008.