Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium (formerly War Memorial Stadium, Memorial Stadium, and Texas Memorial Stadium), located in Austin, Texas, has been home to the University of Texas Longhorns football team since 1924. The stadium has delivered a great home field advantage with the team’s home record through the 2010 season being 344-95-10 (77.9%). The current official stadium seating capacity of 100,119 makes the stadium the largest football venue by seating capacity in the state of Texas, the largest in the Big 12 Conference, the sixth largest stadium in the NCAA and the United States, and the ninth largest non-racing stadium in the world.
Tours are self-guided. The following path is suggested:
- Start at Gate 1 on San Jacinto, south of 21st St., to see the Earl Campbell statue.
- From there, head north on San Jacinto and enter Bellmont Hall through Gate 5. In the lobby, there a variety of trophies on display from different sports as well as individual athletics awards.
- Exit out of Gate 5 and continue north on San Jacinto toward 23rd St.
- Take a right on 23rd St., and you will see the Red McCombs Red Zone Food Court at Gates 14 and 16 on your right. Here you can find Big Bertha and Smokey the Cannon on display. This area offers a nice view of the football field. The Tom & Cinda Hicks North Gate and Seal is located outside the Red McCombs Red Zone entrance.
- After exiting the Red McCombs Red Zone, head west on 23rd St. until you reach Robert Dedman Dr.
- Turn right on Robert Dedman Dr. and head to Gate 32 where there is another excellent view of the field.
405 East 23rd Street