University of Texas DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium

To establish a new benchmark for stadium excellence, University of Texas turned to Heery to increase the capacity of the stadium from 75,000 seats to 115,000, as well as enhance player amenities to help with recruitment and retention, expand fan amenities and add high-end suites and club seats to help generate revenue. The major components of the expansion and renovation touched every part of the stadium:

  • Expansion of the west grandstand including the addition of new suites that were retrofitted beneath the overhang of the upper grandstand.
  • Expansion of the east grandstand had multiple facets. 5,100 new seats and 52 luxury suites, converted bench seats to 1,200 club chair seats, brought on line a club lounge and grill with full-service kitchen.
  • Expansion and renovation of the Moncrief-Neuhaus Field House was a two-phase project involving UT’s existing team facilities building in the south end zone.
  • The 10-level expansion of the north end zone includes 22,000 new bench seats, 47 suites, a 2,500-person club, and a year-round food court.

“They listen, that’s why we keep bringing them back…They listen to what we have to say and then they make it work…they hear our needs, hear what our coaches need, listen to what the staff has to say and then they create what we say into a facility that works...I throw more curveballs than anyone and they handle it great…They find a way to make it work in the master plan.”

- Jim Baker, Former Associate Athletic Director, University of Texas

Services

Architecture
Interior Design
Engineering

Location

Austin, TX

Size

189,000 SF

Awards

IIDA Georgia “best of the best” Award of Merit, Volleyball Development Center ASID Georgia Gold Design Excellence Award, Level 7 Renovation ASID Georgia Gold Design Excellence Award, Stadium Suites HUB Award, Stadium Suites