Nebraska volleyball sets world record for attendance at women’s sporting event


Jack Baer

Nebraska and Omaha play a college volleyball match Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Eric Olson)

Nebraska and Omaha play a college beach ball match on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Eric Olson)

Nebraska beach ball stands alone, and not simply in the volley ball world, or the NCAA world.

The Cornhuskers set a world record for presence at a ladies’s sporting occasion Wednesday, event 92,003 fans at Memorial Stadium for a match versus Omaha to break the previous mark of 91,648 set by FC Barcelona Femení in 2015.

The number not just broke the females’s world record, it likewise set the presence record for Memorial Stadium, where the Huskers play football.

Wednesday was the conclusion of an arms race to hold the record for an NCAA regular-season volley ball match. Nebraska set a record with 15,797 in 2015 in a match at Creighton, however that was broken one week later on when competing Wisconsin pulled 16,833 fans into the Kohl Center

Nebraska revealed its strategies to reclaim the record in April and rapidly offered out of its 82,900 tickets, however then opened thousands more standing room-only tickets. With the beach ball court covering just part of the football field, a lot more fans had the ability to suit the arena.

Then they took things even further last month by revealing classes would be canceled for “Volleyball Day.”

The outcome was an environment never ever prior to seen at a volley ball match:

Nebraska, ranked 4th in the nation behind No. 1 Wisconsin, won the match in a 3-0 sweep of Omaha.

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