Whether interests lay in watching a sporting event or taking part in one, there are several options for Lincoln residents.
For spectator sports, there are two professional teams in the city in addition to college sports, including the University of Nebraska’s Cornhuskers. While the Nebraska football program gets the most attention, Nebraska women sports have also enjoyed a great deal of success in volleyball, soccer and basketball.
The two professional sports teams in Lincoln are the Lincoln Salt Dogs, a minor league baseball team and the Lincoln Stars a semi-professional hockey team of predominantly college-aged players. There is also an auto racing track in nearby Eagle, Neb., Eagle Raceway.
Dozens of the city’s public parks have athletic fields or courts, including five soccer fields, and there are a handful of privately owned facilities that charge rates for access, such as the Abbott Sports Complex.A less expensive option that the entire family can usually enjoy is bowling. It’s a fairly simple game, inexpensive, and can be a good way to spend a few hours on a cold winter evening or a sweltering summer afternoon.