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Nebraska volleyball units world document for attendance at girls’s sporting occasion

Nebraska and Omaha play a college volleyball match on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Eric Olson)Nebraska volleyball stands alone, and not just in the volleyball world, or the NCAA world.The Cornhuskers set a world record for attendance at a women’s sporting event Wednesday, gathering 92,003 fans at Memorial Stadium for a match

Nebraska volleyball units world document for attendance at girls’s sporting occasion

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 university volleyball match on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photograph/Eric Olson)

Nebraska volleyball stands alone, and never simply within the volleyball world, or the NCAA world.

The Cornhuskers set a world document for attendance at a girls’s sporting occasion Wednesday, gathering 92,003 followers at Memorial Stadium for a match towards Omaha to interrupt the earlier mark of 91,648 set by FC Barcelona Femení final yr.

The quantity not solely broke the ladies’s world document, it additionally set the attendance document for Memorial Stadium, the place the Huskers play soccer.

Husker Nation, you’ve carried out it.

The WORLD RECORD for a Girls’s Sporting Occasion lives in Lincoln.

Right now’s attendance: 9️⃣2️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣3️⃣

There may be NO PLACE like Nebraska.

— Nebraska Volleyball (@HuskerVB) August 31, 2023

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Wednesday was the end result of an arms race to carry the document for an NCAA regular-season volleyball match. Nebraska set a document with 15,797 final yr in a match at Creighton, however that was damaged one week later when rival Wisconsin pulled 16,833 fans into the Kohl Center.

Nebraska introduced its plans to take again the document in April and shortly offered out of its 82,900 tickets, however then opened up hundreds extra standing room-only tickets. With the volleyball court docket overlaying solely a part of the soccer area, many extra followers had been ready to slot in the stadium.

Then they took issues even additional final month by announcing classes would be canceled for “Volleyball Day.”

The outcome was an environment by no means earlier than seen at a volleyball match:

Nebraska, ranked fourth within the nation behind No. 1 Wisconsin, received the match in a 3-0 sweep of Omaha.

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