LINCOLN (KPTM) - Nine days before the Husker football season officially begins, Memorial Stadium is ready to seat more people following the completion of its East expansion.
"You can see the whole city and the landscape from up top," said Timothy Wei, a Husker fan. "But when you look in you can see the Huskers and that's even better."
"It's so spacious and, really, it's a piece of art," added Yen Xia.
Three years in the making, the revamped stadium will feature wider seats, new suites and a new club level to boost an already historic gridiron.
"It really blends science and athletics in a way that's not only unique for Nebraska, but unique for the entire world," said Wei.
And what would a grand opening be without a celebration? Governor Dave Heineman joined with Big Red legend Tom Osborne and other members of Husker athletics Thursday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to usher in a new era for football.
The expansion will also have an immediate impact on attendance. More than 90,000 people on average are expected to pack the stadium.
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