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Texas Memorial Stadium
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and collegiate football is no exception to the rule. That’s why you’ll find some of the best and biggest NCAA football venues anywhere in the Lone Star State. One of the best examples of this is Texas Memorial Stadium, located on the Austin campus of the University of Texas. Here’s what makes this college gridiron so great.
History of the Texas Memorial Stadium
Texas Memorial Stadium has been known by so many names throughout its history. Memorial Stadium, War Memorial Stadium, even the Darrell K Royal Stadium – but a stadium by any other name is still the best place to find some truly impressive college football. Believe it or not, though, this modern-looking stadium was actually built in the 1920s, and over the nearly 100 years it’s been in existence has been subjected to a total of around 25 minor and major renovations to keep it looking fresh for new generations of Texan NCAA football fans.
What Makes Texas Memorial Stadium So Special?
Texas Memorial Stadium is noteworthy because of more than just its venerable age. It’s one of the biggest college football venues of all time, with its record capacity reaching more than 103,000 rabid fans during a particularly dramatic clash between the Longhorns and the University of Southern California in 2018 (the Longhorns demolished USC, by the way). In fact, this stadium is the ninth-largest in the world, eighth largest in the US, and the biggest of the big in the entire Big 12. What’s that about the size of things in Texas, again?
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Texas Memorial Stadium located?
Texas Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Texas, in Austin, Texas.
What kind of events does Texas Memorial Stadium host?
There are many sporting events at Texas Memorial Stadium year-round. But, you can only find football games here, especially Texas Longhorns games.
Which team is playing at Texas Memorial Stadium?
The Texas Longhorns of the NCAA Division l have been the one-and-only tenants of Texas Memorial Stadium since the college broke ground on what had been an otherwise empty lot in the early 20th century. The sheer history of this team is phenomenal, to say the least!
Where can I park for free at Texas Memorial Stadium?
There are several parking garages surrounding the stadium, and in the vicinity of the stadium, that can be used by fans attending Texas Memorial Stadium events. Parking on game day starts at $30. You can pre-book your tickets online for a guaranteed parking spot.
What is the seating capacity of Texas Memorial Stadium?
Texas Memorial Stadium events can host up to 100,119 fans.
Who owns Texas Memorial Stadium?
The stadium is owned by the University of Texas at Austin.
How do I get to Texas Memorial Stadium using public transport?
Fans wishing to avoid parking fees can hop on the UT Shuttle System. It’s many routes, it’s a great way to reach the game, no matter where you’re coming from. Fans can also catch either the Capital Metro mainline bus system or MetroRail service, which both provide access to Texas Memorial Stadium events.