Central City planning ‘top-notch situation’ for Husker volleyball

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Published: Feb. 15, 2023 at 6:37 PM CST
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CENTRAL CITY, Neb. (KSNB) - Central City is the host site of this year’s Nebraska volleyball spring match. The Huskers will play Wichita State inside the Bison Activities Dome April 29th.

Nebraska coach John Cook previously expressed his public interest in bringing the program around the state to showcase the team to fans who may otherwise be unable to watch them at the Devaney Center in Lincoln on an every-game basis. Last year, the Huskers sold out the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.

“We took a chance and I think everybody has to really remember what this event is for,” said Jeff Jensen, Central City Public Schools superintendent. “It’s not to sell 10,000 seats, it’s not to fill up a huge stadium, it’s really to get Husker volleyball out in Nebraska. There’s lots of reasons why Nebraska volleyball is so good and part of that is they have great support from across the state. We’re really excited about being a part of it.”

The Bison recently built their new athletic facility and have hosted several major high school events that have led to a capacity crowd. Both the Louplatte Conference high school boys basketball tournament and District C-3 high school wrestling tournament brought huge fanfare and a large crowd.

“That was a great test for us, having Louplatte Conference here, seeing a sellout, seeing how you had to manage a crowd, those types of things,” Jensen said. “We’re super organized with everything we have. Small towns don’t get these opportunities very often. We’re going to make sure we do everything right.”

Jensen said some members of the program recently did a sit visit to evaluate the venue ahead of the April matchup. He anticipates a stellar event.

“Our whole process is, we want to run a first-notch, top-notch situation and experience for Husker volleyball,” Jensen said.

Ticket information is expected to be released in the coming weeks.