Nebraska Women’s Volleyball Sets World Record For Attendance

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The University of Nebraska women’s volleyball team set a Guinness World Record for the most spectators at a women’s sporting event Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

92,003 fans packed the football stadium, converted to a volleyball court, to watch the Cornhuskers take on the University of Nebraska – Omaha Mavericks.

The Cornhuskers made the most of the moment winning the match with relative ease, 25-14, 25-14 and 25-13.

A Big Step For Women’s Sports

Women’s collegiate and professional sports were once considered less significant than their men’s counterparts.

That is no longer the case.

Nebraska women’s volleyball is just the latest example of this.

The NCAA Women’s College Basketball Championship between Iowa and LSU also demonstrates this fact.

The 2022 WNBA Champions, the Las Vegas Aces set a home attendance record this season.

The Nebraska record is ironically set as the US Open tennis tournament is played in New York City.

Women’s tennis has long been the pioneer sport for equal pay and prominence largely due to the efforts of Billie Jean King.

For this reason, it is no surprise that King herself took note of Nebraska women’s volleyball’s accomplishment on Wednesday and commented about it on Twitter.


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