Welcome to Lincoln

Lincoln's Historic Haymarket District is just minutes from UNL's City Campus and leads into the Railyard, which is home to Pinnacle Bank Arena.

One of the nation’s largest 75 cities, Lincoln features many of the benefits of an urban setting and is only minutes away from the scenic beauty and wide open spaces of America’s Heartland. The third-largest city in the Big Ten, Lincoln enables Nebraska student-athletes to enjoy the benefits of city life while residing in a community which is widely regarded as one of the top places to live in the United States. 

Lincoln's National Rankings
No. 1 - Most Content City (24/7 Wallstreet)
No. 1 - Top 10 Cities for Job Seekers (Forbes)
No. 1 - Healthiest Small City (Daily Finance)
No. 1 - City in Best Places for Business and Careers (Forbes)
No. 2 - City in Highest Quality of Life (Huffington Post)
No. 3 - Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs (Nerd Wallet)
No. 3 - Top 10 Places to Travel in the U.S. in 2017 (lonelyplanet.com)
No. 3 - Lowest Unemployment Rate (Bureau of Labor)
No. 6 - Best College Town (AIER)
No. 8 Top 10 Best Downtowns (livability.com)
No. 8 Best Cities of 2016 (SmartAsset.com)
Top-10 Most Beautiful Cities in USA (The Culture Trip)


Pinnacle Bank Arena

Pinnacle Bank Arena opened in the Fall of 2013 and is the home of Nebraska men's and women's basketball. The downtown arena has also become of the prime stops for a wide variety of entertainment, including artists suchs as Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Lil’ Wayne, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Pink, Miranda Lambert, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Carrie Underwood.

Lincoln is also home to Pinewood Bowl, an outdoor ampetheatre that has welcomed Twenty One Pilots, Bob Dylan, Hozier, Jim Gaffigan, Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Train and the Counting Crows.

Omaha and Kansas City

Lincoln is less than one hour from Omaha, which boasts a population of nearly 900,000. Nebraska's largest city is home to the world-renowned Henry Doorly Zoo and TD Ameritrade Park, the home of the NCAA College World Series.

Kansas City is roughly a three-hour drive from Lincoln and provides even more entertainment options within 200-miles of Lincoln. Kansas City is home to three professional teams, including the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas Chiefs and Sporting KC.