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Texas athletic department makes upgrades to Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium

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Be on the lookout for better lights, sound, and wi-fi.

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Texas Longhorns fans returning to the familiar confines of Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium this fall will find a few upgrades to the place are on tap this year.

“An exceptional fan experience at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium is a priority in making it one of the most exciting venues in college sports", said athletics director Mike Perrin. "Our investment in these upgrades will help create a game day experience that Texas fans expect and deserve."

The upgrades include new LED video boards throughout the stadium, a new sound system and improved mobile connectivity.

More specifically, on the visual side fans will see more than 14,000 square feet of LED technology, an updated Godzillatron, and 770 feet of new ribbon boards.

Sounds system upgrades are designed to “deliver clear and consistent sound levels to fans in every section of the stadium,” per the athletic department.

The system includes two scoreboard speaker array enclosures standing 25 feet tall, along with 384 speakers throughout the stadium, including 48 18-inch subwoofers (which your high school self would just loooove to sneak out and jam into the trunk of your car).

Lastly, all of us smartphone lovers can rejoice. The number of mobile zones within the stadium will more than double, leading to much higher connectivity.

That said, testing and “fine tuning” are on tap for the first few home games, so have patience and do your best to pay attention to those around you, at least until Big 12 play gets started.