DKR Stadium to get $175M for additions to south end zone

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AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the stadium as the Texas Longhorns punt to the Kansas Jayhawks in the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As part of a major project, the Longhorns home base is getting a major facelift that would complete the stadium’s bowl.

The University of Texas at Austin Board of Regents voted Thursday afternoon on an addition to the south end zone of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium as well as renovations. The vote adds it to the 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Program and set aside funding for it.

The South End Zone expansion would add new suites, clubs, sponsor amenities, modified fan seating, new coaches’ offices and more loading docks. The athletic center will also get upgraded with the latest sports medicine and rehabilitation services technology.

The project will cost about $175 million, and the regents propose that $125 million come from gifts and the rest come from the Revenue Financing System Bond Process. The changes are expected to be finished around 2021.

UT Austin expanded the North End Zone in 2008. Last summer, the Longhorns locker room got a $100,000 upgrade after Coach Tom Herman said that was one of the items on his to-do list when he took the job.

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