Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Built in 1924; Herbert M. Greene was the architect behind the stadium’s original design, while the building was first constructed by Walsh and Burney of San Antonio.
Why it's one of the seven wonders: While we love our Friday night lights, what’s even more awe-inspiring in Austin is the sight of 101,000 burnt orange-bedecked fans filling the stands of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on a Saturday. Originally constructed in 1924, the massive arena is named for the legendary Longhorns coach and has been dedicated to American veterans of all wars. With 90+ seasons having been played there, the stadium has been maintained and expanded via plenty of renovations, while over the years, fans within its confines have witnessed amazing plays, triumphant wins, heartbreaking losses and intense rivalry games.
Oh, and as a bonus, now they serve beer. Which is pretty wonderful, as well.
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