Texas Basketball at the Erwin Center
The Longhorns play their home games at the Frank Erwin Center, which is one of the largest venues in college basketball. The Erwin Center is located near downtown Austin a short walk from the UT Campus and State Capitol. The Erwin Center has an amazing atmosphere, and is very loud, when it is filled to capacity with 17,000 fans. Note: UT basketball is planning to move into a brand new basketball arena in a couple of years once the Moody Center construction is complete.
There are two levels at the Erwin Center; the lower level has Section 20 to Section 49, while the upper level spans from Section 60 to Section 95. There are approximately 32 rows in most sections in the lower, with the first 15 rows commonly referred to as the "Red River Seats". The upper deck sections at the Erwin Center typically have 24 rows, which get quite step near the top. The Longhorns home bench is on the Frank Erwin Center sideline in front of sections 21-22.
The most desirable place to sit for a UT basketball game at the Erwin Center is on the lower level in the sections on the side of the court. Those include Sections 20, 21, 48 & 49 behind the team benches, as well as, Sections 34-37 on the opposite facing the benches. There are two rows of courtside chairs located directly in-front of six of the lower-level sections: 27, 28, 33, 34, 36, & 37. Those courtside seats are labeled as Row A & Row B. Section 43 has one row (Row A) of courtside seats.