In Game

Everything’s Bigger in Texas and Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium is no exception. The stadium is absolutely massive with an official seating capacity of 100,119. Memorial Stadium is the ninth largest stadium in the United States and the thirteenth largest stadium in the world. All you’ll see when you enter the stadium is burnt orange everywhere, and the enormous scoreboard is known as Godzillatron. It can be overwhelming coming into Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium particularly as a visiting fan, however, that is a big part of what makes a trip to Austin such a special experience. ‘

The pageantry and traditions are out on full display at a Texas game as there is a lot to experience here. One of the biggest traditions is the Longhorns’ mascot Bevo who can be seen throughout the game. He is one of the most well-known live animal mascots and is a treat to see for fans young and old. The band at UT is also great as their Script Texas routine is one of the most famous in all of football. There are lots of unique traditions at Texas, so be sure to join in all of them to get the most out of your game day experience.

Football is king in Texas, so the action on the field won’t be outdone by the pageantry and tradition. The Longhorns are usually one of the best teams in the Big 12 and the fans in Austin respond accordingly as they are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable fans out there. Join in on the chants and cheers and you’ll make friends quickly with those around you as everyone bonds together over their love of the Longhorns.

Lastly, it doesn’t matter where you end up sitting at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium since there isn’t a bad seat in the house. While the 50-yard line offers the best overall view, you’ll find you get a great value if you buy tickets in the upper deck of the north end zone or southwest corner. No matter where you sit, you’ll have an excellent time experiencing one of the greatest atmospheres in sports while at a Texas Longhorns football game.

Things to check out


Bevo is a burnt orange colored Texas longhorn steer and has been the official mascot of Texas University since 1916. Bevo is one of the most famous mascots in all of sports and can be seen at every Texas home game as well as away games. Keep your eyes peeled for Bevo as he is quite the sight to behold.

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The Godzillatron is 81 feet by 136 feet and was the largest high definition scoreboard in the world when it was built. It’s absolutely huge, so there is no way you’ll miss it when attending a Longhorns game.

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World’s Largest Texas Flag

UT’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter has been running the massive 75 feet by 125 feet flag at UT football games since the Thanksgiving game against A&M in 1962. It is showcased at the beginning of each home game and covers most of the field at DKR stadium. Check out this flag to get in the Texas game day spirit.

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Big Bertha

According to the University of Texas Big Bertha is the largest drum in the world. The drum gets its name from the Big Bertha Howitzer and stands over 10 feet tall. Look out for the drum at halftime and listen for it after every Longhorns score.

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Hook Em Horns

The famous hand signal of all Texas Longhorn fans is almost always coupled with the saying “Hook em!” or “Hook em Horns!” The signal is made by extending your index and pinky fingers while your middle and ring finger are held down by your thumb.

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Smokey the Cannon

In the south end zone of the stadium, Smokey the Cannon can be heard after each Texas score and after Texas victories. The cannon fires blank shotgun shells and is operated by a men’s service campus organization entitled Texas Cowboys.

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Longhorn Band

Nicknamed the Showband of the Southwest, the UT marching band is one of the most recognizable in college football and they do an amazing job of keeping the energy and spirit level high in DKR Stadium. Script Texas is one of their signature performances, so stay in your seat at halftime to witness this wonderful display.’

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Fight Songs

  1. “Texas..Fight!”

    No matter the situation or the time of the game, if you yell Texas, someone will surely respond with a “Fight!”. It’s one of the more popular chants that can be heard throughout Longhorn games, so don’t be afraid to join in when you hear it.

    Texas! Fight!
    Texas! Fight!
    Texas! Fight!
    Texas! Fight!
    Texas! Fight!
    Texas! Fight!

  2. Fight Texas (fight song)

    The official fight song of UT

    Texas Fight, Texas Fight, And it’s goodbye to A&M.
    Texas Fight, Texas Fight, And we’ll put over one more win.
    Texas Fight, Texas Fight,
    For it’s Texas that we love best.
    Hail, Hail, The gang’s all here, And it’s good-bye to all the rest!

    Yea Orange! Yea White!
    Yea Longhorns! Fight! Fight! Fight!
    Texas Fight! Texas Fight,
    Yea Texas Fight! Texas Fight! Texas Fight,
    Yea Texas Fight!

    The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
    All the livelong day.
    The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
    You cannot get away.
    Texas Fight, Texas Fight,
    For it’s Texas that we love best.
    Hail, Hail, The gang’s all here, And it good-bye to all the rest!

  3. The Eyes of Texas

    The song sung at each game was originally created as a poem. It is now a staple of Longhorn football and is sung to the tune of “I’ve been working on the railroad”. Nothing like singing with 100,000 people to unify and celebrate a great tradition of Texas football.

    The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
    All the live long day.
    The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
    You can not get away.
    Do not think you can escape them
    At night or early in the morn
    The Eyes of Texas are upon you
    ‘Till Gabriel blows his horn.

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