Texas Athletics released a video on Twitter Sunday with new updates on the state-of-the art project at the Longhorns’ home football stadium.
University of Texas updated the north end zone of Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium 22 years ago. Now the Longhorns are closing in the south end zone to complete the full bowl around the Austin stadium in hopes of adding to their home field advantage. Capacity isn’t expected to increase with the improvement, hovering around 100,000 people.
Austin was one of the first communities to suffer a major event loss to coronavirus when SXSW cancelled early on in the saga.
Construction crews broke ground on the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium during the summer of 2019 with the expected completion date coinciding with the start of the 2021 football season.
On Monday the State of Texas said pro sports can resume May 31 without fans. UT has not yet announced plans for the fall semester.
The $175 million upgrade will completely overhaul the team’s facilities at the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center. The team will enter the field through the south end zone tunnel — right below a large Longhorn logo etched into the stands.
Texas completed an elaborate north end zone project in 2008.
Other amenities in the south end zone build include:
- A student terrace with concessions
- Student seating section with corner patios
- A new stage for the Longhorn Network
- A Bevo corral
- Field-level club and patio
- Loge seating and Founders Suites
- Coaches’ offices
- Loading dock
- Athletic center upgrades