Texas Football Stadium
Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, formerly Memorial Stadium, is located in Austin, Texas, and is home to the University of Texas Longhorn football team. Texas Memorial Stadium’s official capacity is 94,113. Texas Memorial Stadium is the largest football venue in the state of Texas, the largest in the Big 12 Conference, and the fifth largest on-campus stadium in the NCAA.
Heralded as the largest sports facility of its kind in the Southwest upon its completion in 1924, the first phase of Texas Memorial Stadium consisted of the east and west stands with a seating capacity of 27,000. The cost was less than $300,000. Texas Memorial Stadium was dedicated to the UT students that fought in World War I. The University of Texas honored legendary football coach Darrell Royal, who led Texas to three national championships and eleven Southwest Conference titles, by officially naming the stadium after him in 1996. Texas Memorial Stadium seating capacity will reach 115,500 once the south end zone is fully enclosed, making it the largest football stadium in North America.