Texas selects Populous for US$175m Royal-Memorial Stadium expansion


Following the news that the Texas Longhorns will overhaul its 95-year-old Royal-Memorial Stadium in a US$175m project, it has been announced that architect firm Populous will head up the transformation.

The project, which will see a renovation to the south end zone to turn the horseshoe-shaped stadium into a full bowl, will also include new seating, concession areas, training facilities and fan entry towers.

“This is a project we’ve had many discussions and meetings about over the past several months and we are thrilled to be in the final planning stages,” said Chris Del Conte, Texas athletics director.

“The new south end zone will provide our student-athletes, staff and fans with the finest facility in the country and one that we all can be extremely proud of. It will feature the best of the best when it comes to student-athlete amenities and training needs, first-rate coaching staff offices and meeting rooms along with state-of-the-art opportunities and experiences for our many fans and supporters.”

Populous has worked on numerous high-profile collegiate projects involving end zone renovation, including the University of Arkansas, Texas A&M, and the University of Oklahoma.

It is expected that the works will begin in summer 2019 with the aim to complete all upgrades by 2021.

September 26, 2018

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