Parking to shift as Memorial Stadium loop project begins

Parking to shift as Memorial Stadium loop project begins

The Memorial Loop Road, looking southwest toward Memorial Stadium from the corner of 14th and Vine streets.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
The Memorial Loop Road, looking southwest toward Memorial Stadium from the corner of 14th and Vine streets. Area A parking around the loop will be closed to accommodate construction starting Dec. 26.

Nebraska’s iconic mall leading to Memorial Stadium is getting a facelift.

Work is scheduled to begin on the Memorial Loop Road during the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's break between the fall and spring semesters, Dec. 23 to Jan. 1. Starting Dec. 26, Area A parking around the loop will be closed to accommodate construction.

The project, announced in September, is a renovation to upgrade the brick roadway, reconfigure parking, increase pedestrian safety and add sustainability measures. Completion is planned for August 2018. Learn more about the project.

Area A parking (shown in light red) along Nebraska's Memorial Stadium loop road will close for a construction project starting Dec. 26.
Area A parking (shown in light red) along Nebraska's Memorial Stadium loop road will close for a construction project starting Dec. 26.

Faculty and staff who park along the loop should use other Area A designed surface lots. Parking spaces are generally available in the lot next to the Champions Club, west of Memorial Stadium, and at the Boathouse lot near 16th and X streets. A map of Area A parking lots on City Campus is available online.

During construction, access to the reserved Area F03/D01, museum visitor, East Stadium Lab and psychological counseling spaces — all located in the parking lot framed by the road — will be available via the southeast corner of Memorial Loop Road. Vehicular circulation during construction will be one-way, counterclockwise.

Permit holders can also upgrade to permits for garages at 17th and R, 14th and Avery, and Stadium Drive. To convert a permit, contact Parking and Transit Services at 402-472-1800.

Learn more about campus parking options.

Conceptual drawing of the Memorial Loop Road upgrade. The project will shift the loop and all parking to the north stretch, connecting to Vine Street. The south lane will be converted to a green space.