AUSTIN – The UT System Board of Regents recently approved $175 million in improvements to the Darrell K. Royal-Memorial Stadium at the system’s Austin campus.
The new project will complete the stadium’s "bowl" seating, add an end-zone stadium club suite, and totally revamp the entire football building.
Eight luxury suites will be stacked on both sides of a new jumbo video board, which will be bigger than the stadium’s current “Godzillatron.”
With this renovation, UT coaches will have offices with window views of the field.
The medical and training rooms will get complete overhauls, adding cryo chambers, nap rooms, recovery rooms, and hydrotherapy pools for the players.
The expansion will not increase the stadium seating capacity of 100,119, according to UT President Gregory L. Fenves.
UT’s Royal-Memorial Stadium is the second largest college stadium in Texas, after Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field.
The Aggies’ home field seats 102,733 after a dramatic renovation fueled by the team’s move to the Southeastern Conference.