New Home for Husker Volleyball
The home of Nebraska Volleyball beginning in the 2013 season, the 7,907-seat Bob Devaney Sports Center is one of the top venues in all of college athletics.
The Huskers' home prior to the 2013 season, the Coliseum was used as a home court for Husker Athletics since since the 1920s, serving as the home of the men's basketball program until the mid 1970s. The Volleyball team called the Coliseum home since the program's inception in 1975, and the building was redesigned specifically for volleyball in 1992. Nebraska has ranked among the nation's attendance leaders for the last two decades and has sold out 181 consecutive matches dating back to the 2001 season.
The Devaney Center features many amenities that will make it the premier volleyball venue in the nation. The renovated building includes five suites, new ceiling trusses that mimic the Coliseum and a great wall to replicate the Coliseum entry. The Devaney Center also now includes 10MM video boards. Fan amenities include increased and renovated restrooms and updated concession stands. The Volleyball program also benefits from a new locker room, ready room and administrative offices.
The Huskers have their own team room inside the Devaney Center, which includes dedicated study areas, a locker room and places to relax.
Even though the NU Coliseum was redesigned specifically for volleyball in 1992, the 4,030-seat Coliseum provided Nebraska volleyball with an unmatched home court advantage from 1975 through the team's final season at the Coliseum in 2012. Head Coach John once said, “If the volleyball gods wanted to build a volleyball court, the Coliseum would be it. Everyone feels part of the event.”
The NU Coliseum holds the nation’s longest sellout streak across on all women’s athletics at 181 straight matches through the 2012 season. The demand to see one of the nation’s top programs is unmatched across the country, as tickets for the 2012 season, the team's last year at the Coliseum, sold out in less and one hour.
The Coliseum also consisted of 64 court-side club seats, as Nebraska was one of the first programs in the country to offer premium seats.