The University of Nebraska Coliseum
(also called the NU Coliseum
or The Coliseum
), the home of Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball
, is an on-campus arena at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
. Located East of Memorial Stadium
, the arena opened in 1926 for the basketball team; the first game was a loss to Kansas
. The basketball team played in the arena until 1976, when they moved into the Bob Devaney Sports Center
. For many years, the state's high school basketball tournament championships were held in the Coliseum, until the Devaney Center was completed. After the completion of the Devaney Center, the Coliseum has been the exclusive home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball
team, undergoing numerous renovations to tailor the facility specifically to the needs of the program.
At the Coliseum, the Huskers are the current holders of the NCAA record for the most consecutive sellouts in a women's sport.
The Coliseum is one of the few collegiate arenas that is designed specifically for volleyball. It is noted for its classical architecture, intimate setting with fans close to the floor, perpetually sold out crowds, and deafening acoustics. The Coliseum has statistically proven to be one of the most difficult venues for visiting teams to win in all of sports. Anecdotally, it has been described as "the arena that the volleyball Gods would build." The building design draws comparison to Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium's
acoustics and intimate atmosphere.......