Talk of Nebraska playing Illinois at Soldier Field has already happened. With the likely move of Illinois to the Legends Division of the B1G, it looks like playing in the home of the Chicago Bears might happen every two years.
With the addition of both Maryland and Rutgers to the conference, it opens up even more possibilities for road trips to NFL stadiums for Husker Nation. Rutgers currently plays in High Point Solution Stadium. It holds 52,454 seats, which might cover fans from Lincoln and Omaha. Think of the possibility of playing that game in MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. The stadiums 82,566 seats would probably be a better fit. It is not outside the realm of possibility. While Rutgers fans would have to sacrifice a game in their home, the money made from letting fans of Nebraska invade and spend high dollar to attend, would benefit Rutgers greatly.
Then you have Maryland, who plays at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. It can accommodate just over 54,000 seats. If that game were moved to FedExField, home of the Washington Redskins, 91, 704 fans could watch the Huskers and Terps. Although it might not sell out, I could see a Presidential visit to a game of this nature, and many of those seats filled. There is a second option for a Nebraska vs Maryland game. M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, that seats 71,008. It would be another great location to hold the game.
These new teams also give Husker fans the opportunity to visit areas that are not seen as traditional college football destinations. Imagine going to watch Nebraska go play Rutgers, then taking the family to see The Statue of Liberty. Head to Maryland and watch the Huskers and Terps, then spend the next few days touring the Lincoln Monument, The White House, and The Library of Congress. Just think, first Nebraska can teach the east coast what college football is, then you can the history of our nation in its capital.
Embrace the new14 team B1G. It won’t be long before it’s a 16 team conference.