Bob Devaney Sports Center facts for kids
|Former names||NU Sports Complex|
|Location||1600 Court St
|Owner||University of Nebraska|
|Operator||University of Nebraska|
5,000 (track & field)
|Opened||November 27, 1976|
|Construction cost||$13 million
($48.7 million in 2018 dollars2018)
|Architect||Leo A Daly|
|Nebraska Cornhuskers (NCAA)
Men's basketball (1926–76)
Women's basketball (1926–76)
Men's gymnastics (1976–present)
Women's gymnastics (1976–present)
Swimming & diving (1976–present)
Track & field (1976–present)
The Bob Devaney Sports Center (Devaney Center, formerly NU Sports Complex) is a sports complex located on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. It opened in 1976 and currently serves as the home venue for several of Nebraska's athletic programs. The complex is named for former Nebraska football head coach and longtime athletic director Bob Devaney.
The Devaney Center opened in 1976 with a capacity of 13,595, replacing the Nebraska Coliseum as the primary home venue for Nebraska's men's and women's basketball programs. It is named for College Football Hall of Fame head coach Bob Devaney, who led Nebraska's football program to two national championships, and as athletic director for over twenty years. The arena hosted first- and second- round games in the 1980, 1984, and 1988 men's NCAA basketball tournaments, and first-round games in the 1993 women's tournament. The Devaney Center has hosted Nebraska Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournament games every year since opening.
When the city of Lincoln completed construction of Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2013, Nebraska's basketball programs moved to the new arena, and the Devaney Center underwent a $20 million remodel to reconfigure its main arena. The current layout of the Devaney Center includes a 7,907-seat multi-purpose arena, a 1,000-seat swimming and diving facility (the Devaney Center Natatorium) and a 5,000-seat covered track and field facility (the Devaney Center Indoor Track) with a 200-meter hydraulic-banked track.
Nebraska's volleyball program has led the country in attendance every year since moving to the Devaney Center.
|Swimming & diving||1976–|
|Track & field||1976–|
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