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 at Austin Longhorns football team since 1924. The stadium has delivered a great home field advantage with the team’s home record through the 2015 season being 362–108–10 (76.5%). The current official stadiumseating capacity of 100,119 makes the stadium the second largest stadium in the state of Texas (behind Kyle Field), the largest in the Big 12 Conference, the eighth largest stadium in the United States, and the ninth largest stadium in the world.
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The stadium has been expanded several times since its original opening. The University’s most recent completed project was a $27 million expansion and renovation project to the south end zone facilities in August 2009. For the 2009 season, 4,525 permanent bleacher seats were constructed, which allowed the stadium to become the first football stadium in Texas capable of seating in excess of 100,000 peopleand brought the stadium to its current seating capacity. In May 2013, Regents for the University of Texas system approved a $62 million stadium improvement project. This project will improve and add athletic and academic facilities within the existing stadium structure, but it will not expand the current seating capacity. The timeline for this project’s completion has not yet been revealed.