UNL Ed Weir Stadium

UNL Ed Weir Stadium

In 2000, we designed the renovation of the 3,500-seat track and field venue at Ed Weir Stadium, including a $2 million track replacement. In 2005, we renovated the infield to serve the Husker soccer team.

The track features a Mondo synthetic rubber surface, the same surface used by many of the world’s top competitive sites, including Olympic venues. Lanes were widened to 48 inches, the widest allowable for IAAF amateur events. We also provided new areas for shot-put, pole vault, discus, high jump, hammer throw and steeplechase. We also dramatically reconfigured the space to better serve the sports and spectators.

The infield is comprised of a natural turf, sand-based athletic field system, and can be utilized by the men’s and women’s track teams for field events. The field features a corrugated subdrainage piping system, washed pea gravel subdrainage material, sand rootzone growing medium, automatic irrigation system, and a bluegrass blend turf. Sideline seating and a new videoscreen scoreboard give a close view of the action. Lighting is consistent with NCAA Division I requirements.