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Texas Longhorns Planning 100% Capacity for 2021 Football Season

NCAA Football: Kansas at Texas

As COVID-19 numbers continue to decrease around the country, and the vaccine rollout continues in full force, Texas football is planning to have a packed Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium for the 2021 season.

At least that’s the plan.

Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte is planning to have full capacity at football games this fall.

In a Twitter exchange with a UT fan, Del Conte was asked if the Longhorns would have 100 percent capacity for the 2021 season, to which Del Conte said, “That’s our plan.”


Texas limited itself to 25% capacity at football games during the 2020 season, as did many in the Big 12 Conference.

The Longhorns are hoping their fans have a reason to pack the stadium this fall with new head coach Steve Sarkisian in charge of the program, taking over the fired Tom Herman.

Let’s just hope that these words for Del Conte have more meat to them than when he said in early December that Tom Herman would remain the coach at Texas… until he didn’t just a few weeks later.

The Longhorns will officially kick off the Sarkisian era next month when Texas returns to the grind to begin spring practice on March 23.

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