DKR MEMORIAL STADIUM EXPERIENCE:
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 2100 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin TX 78712
Year Opened: November 27, 1924
Occupants: Texas Longhorns football
Former Names and Nicknames: Memorial Stadium, Texas Memorial Stadium, Royal Memorial Stadium, DKR Stadium
Parking: Public parking is available in the following campus garages beginning four hours prior to kickoff at $8 per vehicle:
· Speedway Garage (corner of Speedway and 27th St.)
· 27th Street Garage (corner of 27th St. and University Ave.)
· San Antonio Garage (corner of San Antonio and 25th streets)
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 was originally built in 1924 as a football stadium and track and field facility. The large upper deck was added to the west side of the field in 1969 and the east side upper deck was completed in 1998. When the north side expansion is finished, UT plans to enclose the south end as well, giving the stadium a possible capacity of more than 110,000. The stadium currently holds just over 85,000 spectators. Since the building of a separate track and field facility, DKR is used mostly for football games, though it has hosted other events such as an Eagles concert in the late 1990’s.
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!