A partnership between the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools and Union Bank & Trust will help build Lincoln’s new stadium, which is expected to open in fall 2022.
The Lincoln Board of Education will vote at the June 14 board meeting to accept a $1.5 million donation from Union Bank & Trust. As part of the 20-year agreement, the stadium near the new Northwest High School will be named Union Bank Stadium.
“Over the years, Union Bank & Trust has repeatedly invested in our schools to help us in our mission to provide more opportunities for Lincoln’s children,” said LPS Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel.
“Strong schools and all the activities that surround them help build strong communities,” says Jason Muhleisen, executive vice president of UBT. “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 High School and Ralston High School.