With the cut of a ribbon, Hudl celebrated the opening of their new world headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is the conclusion of a three-year project that moved more than 350 employees into the new structure in late November of 2017. Lincoln is honored that Hudl’s homegrown founders decided to create their international headquarters right here in Lincoln. Hudl is a leading software company that is revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition.
On December 19th, Hudl founders and staff were joined by Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Wendy Birdsall, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler to celebrate the grand opening of Hudl HQ with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Hudl’s growth has skyrocketed since their inception in 2006 and now has over 350 employees in the new Lincoln facility, which was one of downtown Lincoln’s largest building projects in history, with building costs nearing $26 million. While headquartered in the Haymarket District of Lincoln, Hudl also has additional offices in Omaha, Boston, London, Sydney and Mumbai.
Growth in the Haymarket District was attractive to UNL graduates turned Hudl founders John Wirtz, David Graff and Brian Kaiser. The hub of Lincoln’s startup ecosystem lies in downtown and the Haymarket area and this new 160,000 square foot building will continue to encourage innovation, collaboration and championing one another. “With the development in the Haymarket and the addition of Hudl’s HQ we have hit a grand slam”, said Birdsall.
“I want to thank David Graff, John Wurtz and Brian Kaiser for their investment and decision to grow their international HQ here, and for also being the best ambassadors that a Chamber of Commerce could ask for.” Birdsall added.