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The secret behind Memorial Stadium's recent drone shows lies in Norfolk


October 12, 2023

Naomi Delkamiller | Nebraska News Service

Light up the sky • Drone services coordinator Ben Uzzel watches as the fleet of drones return to their launch location after a practice show in Norfolk, Sunday, Sept. 24.

They knew the record-breaking attendance number before the rest of the world.

The iconic attendance number that hovered over the northeast corner of Memorial Stadium on the night of Aug. 30 was the work of Fantasy Drone Shows, a Norfolk-based aerial entertainment company. The assistant athletic director of marketing and fan experience confirmed the final attendance number at approximately 7:50 p.m., leaving the company with less than an hour to program and launch 150 drones to announce the news.

"92,003 hit, and the crowd went nuts," said Don Wisnieski, owner and CEO of Fantasy Drone Shows.


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