Memorial Stadium West Addition

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Memorial Stadium West Addition

Sinclair Hille Architects was the prime consultant and Architect-of-Record for the West Addition and Renovation to Memorial Stadium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus.

Design of the six-story addition reflects many of the visual elements of the original 1923 building. The multi-toned, precast concrete exterior, with its super-scaled arched windows and rhythmic pilaster ornamentation, envelop the expanded concourse and use the original West Stadium facade as an interior backdrop.

The six levels within the building include field level catering and support spaces, concourse level public concessions and restroom facilities, club level enclosed seating and special use viewing booths, and two levels of premium skybox suites. A special technology-supported press level provides space for over 200 media personnel.

The club level provides interior seating for almost 300 patrons and a 200 plus seating lounge / meeting space with spacious views across both the western prairie-scape and eastern Lincoln skyline. The 42 skybox suites each have a capacity of 20 patrons and include a two-tiered seating area, lounge space, private restroom, and a kitchen alcove.


I enjoyed working with SHA on the Canopy Street Project.  It was a very complex project which required both large scale design thought as well as a focus on small details. Their professionalism impressed me as well as all of the other clients in the project from restaurants, to hotel operations through condo buyers, SHA continued to move the project forward and solve problems with all in mind.  As a licensed architect myself I really appreciated their willingness to partner with me and listen to my design ideas while improving the direction time and time again. Quite simply, Canopy Street would not have been nearly as successful without SHA’s talented staff.

Brett West