Darryl K. Royal Memorial Stadium, also known as “DKR” and Texas Memorial Stadium, is an outdoor football stadium located on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. The stadium is home to the University of Texas Longhorns football team, and was renamed 196 after Darryl K. Royal, Texas’ legendary football coach. Visitors to DKR Memorial Stadium will be awe struck by the size of the stadium, the intensity of the crowd, and the exceptional views of downtown Austin.
DKR Memorial Stadium also stands as a memorial to Texas war veterans. Each year one home game is dedicated as a veteran’s dedication game. The combination of Texas football tradition along with the dedication as a veteran’s memorial gives visitors to DKR a real sense of history. Texas Longhorns football tickets are tough to come by these days, so buy DKR Memorial Stadium tickets for DKR Memorial events now and don’t miss out on the action!
DKR Memorial Stadium Parking & Driving Directions Address: 100 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin TX 78712
DKR Memorial Stadium Seating Information
- Capacity: Approximately 100,119
- Events: College Football, High School Football & Special Shows
- Sections: Lower level bleachers, Upper level bleachers, Chairback club, Suites & Mezzanine Level
Sports at the DKR Memorial Stadium
Texas Memorial Stadium opened in 1924 with a seating capacity of 27,000 fans. The stadium was renamed to Darrell K. Royal Texas memorial Stadium in 1996. Since its opening in 1924, DKR has been the home of Texas Longhorns Football.
DKR Memorial Stadium FAQ
When do gates open prior to a game?
Two hours before game time.
Do my kids need a ticket?
Each person, regardless of age, needs a ticket to enter.
What's the best way to get there?
There are shuttles that go to the stadium from different areas of town, but we suggest going early and finding parking in one of the garages or parking lots.
Where can I tailgate?
There are lots on the south side of the staidum where most of the tailgating is done. Scholz Garden is also a great place to go before game.
DKR Memorial Stadium Seating Guide
Lower Level Sections 1-8
West side of stadium, commonly referred to as the "alumni" side. There are chairbacks in Sec 3-6, rows 10-30. The shade will hit this side of the stadium first.
Lower Level Sections 24-32
East side of stadium. Student sections are in this area and it tends to be louder. Many sections will stand throughout the game. Lower area of section 32 is usually the visiting fans area.
Lower Level Sections 33-39
South endzone area. These are typically student sections, and the UT band also sits in this area
Upper Deck Sections 111-123
North endzone upper. These will typically be the lowest priced tickets in the stadium
Upper Deck Sections 101-109
West side of the stadium. This side will get shade quicker in the game. 104-106 has great views from the middle of the field.
Upper Deck Sections 124-132
East side of the stadium. 127-129 has good views of the enter field.
Sections 13C-19C and 28C-30C. You have access to an idoor area with a bar.
Guests with passes to the Suite Level can enter the stadium through Gate 5 on the west side of the building. The east side of the stadium features 52 luxury suites and an exclusive Touchdown Club suite that can seat up to thirty-four people. The west side of the stadium features an additional 14 suites.
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DKR one of the nicest venues in college football There may be a few college football stadiums that have more history than DKR Memorial Stadium, but you won't find any others are as nice. DKR is a palace for college football complete with all of the amenities of a top flight pro football stadium. Your football day begins outside of DKR in the sea of tailgates that spring up in all directions around the stadium. DKR has a capacity of close to 100,000 fans, which translates to a lot of pregame tailgate parties. Everyone not at a tailgate is either at Scholz Beer Garden, Bevo Blvd or inside the UT Alumni Center. Inside DKR there are many great places to sit. Some of the most popular places to sit are the club seats, and there is more than one club area. On the west side is the 200 Club, the east side has the UT Stadium Club and the north endzone has the Chairback Club and the Endzone Club Seats (aka: Corral Club). All of the club areas sell beer & liquor. Of the non-club seats, the West Side of the stadium are typically preferred as that is the "alumni" side and gets more shade. Another great place to sit is the North Endzone which has a great view of the huge jumbotron (aka: Godzillatron) which is HD quality. With so many good options, its hard not to find seats that you love at DKR. Get to a UT game, you won't be disappointed. September 2, 2011
Great Experience!! We had a great experience at DKR...from the tail-gating to the final seconds ticked down, it was awesome! I loved the energy in the stadium! I plan to take some of my family from out of town to a couple games this year. The only complaint would be the post-game traffic...other than that, our experience rocked!!! This experience is a must for all ages!!! Hook 'EM, Horns!! August 29, 2011