August 9th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

There was a time when bigger was better. The biggest was considered the best. But UT President Gregory L. Fenves is ready to call a truce in the facilities arms race. Fenves told the UT System Board of Regents on Thursday that the new south end zone expansion of Royal-Memorial Stadium will not increase the stadium seating capacity of 100,119. Regents gave the financial go-ahead for UT to start its ambitious $175 million project. Athletic director Chris Del Conte said he’s already raised $80 million from private donations. The new project will make the seating bowl complete, add an end-zone stadium club suite and totally revamp the entire football building The Aggies’ home field seats 102,733 after a dramatic renovation fueled by the team’s move to the Southeastern Conference. Someone in the room shouted out 105,000. “What’s it take to get another four thousand (seats)?” one UT regent asked. This new project is more in line with today’s stadium enhancements, multiple UT officials said. The Longhorns will have a stadium club that stretches the entire length of the south end zone, similar to the field-level club the Dallas Cowboys have at AT&T Stadium. “I think it’s a fantastic concept,” Fenves said.  – Brian Davis, hookem – Read More 

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