The massive Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium construction project is underway in Austin.
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 redid the north end zone 22 years ago. Now the Longhors are closing in the south end zone to complete the full bowl around the 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 lose a major event to coronavirus when SXSW was cancelled early on.
Now, as pro sports look to be opening May 31 without fans in attendance, will college sports go the same way? University of Texas has not yet announced any plans for fall semester according to this statement by the office of the President. But in the meantime, the stadium is moving along.
Construction crews broke ground during the summer of 2019 with the expected completion date coinciding with the start of the 2021 football season.
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.
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
-Athletic center upgrades