The University of Texas has released new Royal-Memorial Stadium expansion renderings, showing details on the upcoming project.
As part of a $175 million effort, Texas will complete a Royal-Memorial Stadium’s south end zone expansion project. While providing improved player facilities, the area is also expected to feature a new stadium club and premium seating options–including loge boxes.
With construction set to begin later in the spring, Texas recently released new renderings. These renderings provide a closer look at the specific features that will be found in the new area. More from the Austin American-Statesman:
According to Texas, the premium loge boxes will have “double counter space, four movable rolling chairs, all-inclusive food and soft drinks, personal storage and refrigerator.”
The field club suites will be “As close as you can be to the action without a helmet!,” according to Texas’ website.
Athletic director Chris Del Conte has already secured $80 million from eight families for eight new suites that will go on both sides of the stadium’s new scoreboard. The project has 94 loge boxes ranging in price from $150,000 to $500,000, Del Conte said in February. At the time, UT fundraisers had already sold 82.
End-zone development is becoming a key focal point in planning college-football facilities, and Texas’s plans for Royal-Memorial Stadium are a notable entry in that trend. Populous is handling design work on the project, as was announced last September. Construction is currently slated to begin in May, with the expansion expected to conclude by the beginning of the 2021 season.
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