The Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium is the largest stadium in the Big 12 Conference, the eighth largest stadium in the United States, and the ninth largest stadium in the world.
The entire field of the Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium had natural grass till 2008. Field Turf was installed in 2009 and has remained ever since.
The Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium is a well-known football events venue, located in Austin, Texas. It is the second largest stadium in the entirety of Texas. The construction was started in 1924. Herbert M. Greene was the chief architect, responsible for building the stadium. An estimated amount of $275,000 was spent on the construction of this world famous stadium. It was opened for spectators on 8th November1924. However, there are some conflictions about the date. Some say the stadium was opened on 27th November 1924. Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium underwent renovations multiple times. It was renovated in 1955, 1977, 1986, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2011 and 2013. The stadium was formerly known as the "War Memorial Stadium" (1924-47), the "Memorial Stadium"(1948-76) and the "Texas Memorial Stadium" (1977-95). It is owned by the University of Texas System and operated by the University of Texas at Austin. The field had natural grass from 1924 to 1968. Artificial turf as installed been in 1969. The stadium has been the home for the Texas Longhorns of the NCAA since 1924.
The stadium saw the team Longhorns winning over Kansas by 51-20 on 21st November 2009.
The match between Colorado and Longhorns was held here on 10th October 2009.
The nail-biting match between Wyoming and the Longhorns was held in this stadium on 11th September 2010.
The Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium hosted the match between Longhorns and Rice on 3rd September 2011. The Longhorns beat Rice infront of around 101,624 spectators.
The memorable Longhorns vs. Notre Dame match was held in this stadium on 4th September 2016.