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WATCH: Construction for Texas’ South End Zone project gets underway

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The $175 million project is expected to be completed in time for the 2021 football season.

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Two weeks after the University of Texas celebrated the new South End Zone facility at DKR with a ceremonial groundbreaking, construction crews began the real work to demolish the existing bleachers on Monday.

Several members of the football program and university tweeted live video on Monday showcasing the construction crews demolition of the existing facility and south end zone bleachers. Much like the North End Zone renovation that was completed in 2008, the South End Zone project will enclose DKR.

“It’s ultimately for our players,” said Texas Head Coach Tom Herman. “When you come to The University of Texas, you deserve to train in the finest facilities in the country. We’re close right now with the renovations that we did when we first got here with our locker room and weight room, and this new project will certainly put us in the upper echelon of training facilities nationwide. At the same time, it will really enhance our gameday atmosphere for our fans.”

The South End Zone facility, a $175 million project, is expected to be completed prior to the 2021 football season.