Type: Public Space Grant University
Chancellor: John Christensen, PhD
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Campus: Urban, 158 acres
Colors: Crimson and Black
Affiliations: MIAA, CCHA
Football Stadium: Al Caniglia Field Capacity: 10,500
Basketball Stadium: Lee and Helen Sapp Fieldhouse Capacity: 3500
Hockey Stadium: Qwest Center Capacity: 16,500
NFL Killzone? No. Kansas City Chiefs are almost 200 miles away.
Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, and St. Louis Rams are more than 500 miles away.
Local Pro Sports: ArenaLeague2 Omaha Beef, AAA Baseball Omaha Royals, USHL Omaha Lancers
On Campus Al Caniglia Field regularly sells out, but is wedged in between the Basketball Stadium, the Phyisical Plant, and the College of Engineering with no room for expansion, and a poor footprint for an upper deck on either side. To make matters worse, the campus is surrounded by a private golf course. However most of the surrounding land is unused rural parcels that can be had for pennies on the dollar.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln has expressed "no opposition" for UNO moving all of their sports programs to Division I. Campus is growing rapidly in student body. With a campus chancellor with vision, It would be easily possible within 25 years of joining the Big 12 (or its successor) should Missou or Iowa State join the Big Ten or Colorado or Texas join the Pac Twelve.
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