Husker faithful did what many thought couldn't be done.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's volleyball match against the University of Nebraska at Omaha now holds the world record for attendance at a women's sporting event, as 92,003 fans filled Memorial Stadium on Aug. 30. The previous record was set by 91,648 fans at a 2022 soccer match between Barcelona and Wolfsburg. The Volleyball Day celebration also drew the largest crowd in the 100-year history of Memorial Stadium.
The news traveled fast and many shared their congratulations to the Huskers on social media.
Here are some reactions from Husker fans near and far:
The University of Nebraska’s Volleyball team attracted a sell out crown of over 90,000 for their doubleheader in Memorial Stadium! It’s the largest crowd to ever attend a women’s volleyball game. What an amazing sight to see! @HuskerVB
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 31, 2023
This night resonates across the nation from Nebraska. Just had a long conversation with a colleague elsewhere and all they could talk about was what this says about Nebraska! https://t.co/mlcRYR9I4d
— Kevin Kugler (@kevinkugler) August 31, 2023
If you build it, they will come. Sincerely, Womens Sports https://t.co/kfq8qb6SZH
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) August 31, 2023
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) August 31, 2023
— Kenny Bell (@AFRO_THUNDER80) August 31, 2023
Think of all the little girls watching volleyball night in Nebraska tonight…
Love seeing this support for women’s athletics.
If you build it, they will come.
— Leah Vann (@LVann_Sports) August 31, 2023
The funniest part of the night? A 90,000-seat stadium wasn’t big enough for Nebraska volleyball. This thing could’ve attracted 100 …. easy.
— Dirk Chatelain (@dirkchatelain) August 31, 2023
This is too cool, Nebraska. pic.twitter.com/RC7FEMjIOG
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) August 31, 2023
Nebraska's Volleyball Day event felt like a watershed moment for the sport and sparked reactions from around the world https://t.co/HekDdS7DDc
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 31, 2023
— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) August 31, 2023
Arecord to accompany a world record
With 518,000 viewers, Volleyball Day in Nebraska was the most-watched non-conference volleyball event in Big Ten Network history
Last night's broadcast was the No. 2 all-time regular season @NCAAVolleyball audience across all networks pic.twitter.com/jRlp3Wtm6C
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) August 31, 2023
Craig Chandler, director of photography for University Communication and Marketing, captured the incredible moments throughout the day. Click below to view his photos: