AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s a new football season and there are gameday changes around the University of Texas.
There are a lot of improvements heading to Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, but fans will have to deal with more construction.
Texas is expanding the south end zone enclosing the stadium to make it a complete bowl. Texas expects the construction to be completed before the start of the 2021 season.
Under Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte, Texas has placed a focus on the experience surrounding the game. Texas introduced Bevo Boulevard and Longhorn City Limits before the 2018 season.
Bevo Boulevard is a pregame spot for Longhorn fans to eat and drink and welcome the team into the stadium.
It opens five hours before kickoff and closes 30 minutes before the game starts.
Game day schedule for Oklahoma State (provided by Texas athletics)
7 a.m Parking lots open
1 p.m. Bevo Blvd., Smokey’s Midway, and Frank Denius Family University of Texas Hall of Fame opens
1:30 p.m. Box office at Gate 8 opens
2:30 p.m. Deep Eddy Lounge at Longhorn City Limits opens on the LBJ Lawn
2:30 p.m. Texas Baseball autograph session on Bevo Blvd.
3:15 p.m. Longhorn Foundation Student Gate 27 (entery into student section) opens
3:30 p.m. Texas Exes Tailgate opens
3:30 p.m. Bevo Parade presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance (Line up at 3:15 p.m. at north entrance on Bevo Blvd.)
3:30 p.m. Students Gate 31 opens (east side of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium)
3:30 p.m. Longhorn City Limits: Drew Fish Band
4 p.m. Champions Club at Performing Arts Center opens
4:15 p.m. Stadium Stampede (north entrance on Bevo Blvd.)
4:30 p.m. Stadium Gates at 25, 28, 29, and 30 open for Longhorn Foundation Members
4:30 p.m. Stadium Gates, and all in-stadium Longhorn Foundation hospitality areas open
4:30 p.m. CLEAR Gates 25 open
5 p.m. Longhorn City Limits: Gin Blossoms
5 p.m. Django Walker live concert at the Coors Light Silver Bullet Bar inside Gate 25
5 p.m. Texas Women’s Basketball Autograph Session at Bevo Blvd.
6 p.m. Bevo Blvd., Smokey’s Midway, and Longhorn City Limits close
6:22 p.m. Red Bull Air Force Sky Dive Team demonstration
6:26 p.m. Hook ‘Em Herd
6:28 p.m. Longhorn Band enters the field
6:32 p.m. National Anthem
6:35 p.m. The Eyes of Texas
6:39 p.m. Texas enters the field
6:44 p.m. Texas Football vs. Oklahoma State kickoff
Texas athletics updated its entrance policy for UT students after safety concerns surfaced for the LSU game.
Starting Saturday, all students with “The Big Ticket” package must enter at Gate 31 (east side of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium) while Longhorn Foundation student members and ADA students should enter at Gate 27.
With construction surrounding the campus, Texas has updated its parking and transportation map for the 2019 season. All parking options can be found in the picture below.
Texas is also continuing its fan-friendly food menu with lower prices.
Prices for concessions have also dropped significantly. Items like nachos, tater tots and french fries have been reduced by as much as 25% off. You’ll now find 22 total items offered at a lower price than in the past.