The University of Texas Longhorns are among the most popular college football teams in the nation, and their home is the Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium. With a seating capacity of over 100,000, it is one of only eight football stadiums in the USA that can claim a six figure seating capacity (currently ranked eighth). The largest recorded attendance was on October 6, 2012 in a game against the West Virginia Mountaineers, with 101,851 people cheering the Longhorns on.
The stadium was originally opened in 1924 and has undergone a numerous amount of upgrades over the years. From expanding seating capacity to transitioning from grass to FieldTurf (a more advanced version of Artificial Turf that feels more like real grass) to installing the world’s largest high-definition video screen (which was quickly overtaken by a stadium in Japan), the stadium has undergone a significant transformation over the past 90 years.
The stadium is right in the heart of the university, and is within a short walk of other famous Texas landmarks, such as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, the UT Tower, and the Texas Performing Arts Center. For those who are up for a short walk, the state capitol is only a mile away, perfect for those warm Spring and Fall afternoons in Austin.
To see more shots of the Stadium, the full gallery is here.