Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex
The Nebraska soccer team will play at the new Soccer and Tennis Complex in the fall of 2015.
On Thursday, July 18, 2013, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the program statement and budget for Nebraska Athletics to build dedicated, on-campus soccer and tennis practice and competition facilities.
The $20.4 million Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex is located on 28 acres owned by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The 28 acres, the former site of the State Fair campground, is adjacent to the Nebraska Innovation Campus currently under development. The site had been cleared of the old campground RV support infrastructure as part of the demolition of the old State Fair Park buildings and related structures. The new facility was built with private donations.
The new soccer facilities include one outdoor, lighted, full-sized competition field with seating for approximately 2,500 spectators. Facilities for tennis include 12 lighted outdoor courts and six indoor courts with a combined total of 1,400 seats for spectators. With minor renovations, the former campground shower house is repurposed into mechanical space and equipment storage for the soccer field maintenance and ticket windows. Approximately 600 to 800 surface parking spaces will be constructed on the site.
Construction began in May 2014. The facilities will be completed in time for the 2015-16 seasons for both soccer and tennis.