LPS to build a new $1.5 million football stadium

Northwest High School’s new football stadium is scheduled to open this fall.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – There will be a new place to play football starting this fall in Lincoln.

Lincoln Public Schools on Thursday announced a $1.5 million donation from Union Bank and Trust to be used in the construction of a new football stadium at the new Northwest High School. The opening is scheduled for this fall.

“Over the years, Union Bank & Trust has repeatedly invested in our schools to help us in our mission to provide more opportunities for the children of Lincoln,” LPS Superintendent Steve Joel said in a press release. Thursday. “We are grateful to UBT for their continued support of LPS programs and for enabling us to provide more sports spaces and activities for our students to be engaged.”

The donation from Union Bank and Trust is pending approval by the Lincoln Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday.

The stadium has already been approved and started to be built.

As part of the 20-year deal, the stadium will be named Union Bank Stadium. Signage in and around the stadium at the activity complex will include the name Union Bank Stadium, according to a press release.

“Strong schools and all the activities that surround them help build strong communities,” said UBT Executive Vice President Jason Muhleisen. “We are excited for this unique opportunity to partner with Lincoln Public Schools and support LPS students and programs. We look forward to welcoming fans of all ages to the new, modern stadium in a dynamic and growing area of ​​Lincoln.

As part of the $290 million bond referendum passed by Lincoln voters in 2020, the Lincoln Board of Education invested $15.4 in the first phase of practice scope upgrades at existing high schools and the construction of two new activity complexes in the new high schools.

The first football game scheduled for Union Bank Stadium is August 26 between Lincoln Northwest and Ralston.

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Ubt stadium bird's eye view

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