The Most Watched Women’s Sporting Event in History: Nebraska Women’s Volleyball?
Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska is the house that Tom Osborne built. It’s the hallowed place where so many Cornhusker fans of a certain age remember the football team dominating the 1990s, winning national championships, and breaking NCAA records. Memorial Stadium also holds the record for longest streak of sellout games…but there’s one game taking place there tonight that might set a whole nother record of its own.
The Nebraska women’s volleyball team is set to play against the University of Nebraska, Omaha tonight at Memorial Stadium, and a crowd of over 91,000 is expected. That has the potential not just to set a new attendance record at the stadium…it can possibly be the most attended women’s sporting event in the world.
So today, ESPN’s Liz Merrill tells us how this all came together, why it’s such a big deal…and why it’s really not as much of a surprise as outsiders might think it is.
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