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!
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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
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