As Texas Longhorns Director of Athletics Chris Del Conte arrived at the Forty Acres in late 2017, the campus and surrounding area continued to undergo a series of changes with parking lots being used for tailgating through MLK lost to major construction projects and ultimately the Moody Center occupying another key tailgating lot.
With all the construction going on and around campus, there are only four main tailgating lots left – 37-39 east of LBJ near Red River Street and just north of the Erwin Center.
The red areas on the map are REVELxp spots:
Texas Athletics is once again partnering with REVELxp (formerly Tailgate Guys) to provide Longhorn fans with a turnkey tailgating experience for fans interested in reserving a tailgate spot on the LBJ lawn! Reserved REVELxp tailgating is the only way to tailgate in the red areas of the game day map (see the Tailgating section above). All REVELxp hospitality packages are specially designed to accommodate groups of any size on game day. Additional items are available to add to their tailgate sets:
Full food and beverage services
Group tickets (except for Alabama)
Media TV packages
Parking permit for lot 40 (subject to availability)
*REVELxp spaces do not allow fire cooking and/or grilling.
WHAT THEYRE DOING
Set up and take down all tailgating equipment including tents, tables, chairs, satellite TV services and coolers.
Coordinate catering orders and delivery from local vendors.
Gameday Bellhop Service to help customers carry their tailgating items.
Have experienced and well-trained staff on hand to meet your tailgating needs.
For fellow fans, Del Conte and his team dramatically changed the gaming experience on Forty Acres in 2018 with the introduction of Bevo Blvd., a carnival-like block party that removed cars and added crowds. vendors and other pre-game experiences.
Three hours before each home kick-off, iconic mascot Bevo enters the stadium accompanied by a parade. Half an hour later, the Stadium Stampede allows fans to gather as the team enters Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. All the while, there are pregame shows, interactive games, photo ops, autographs with select Texas teams, live street art, and even a zipline.
Along DeLoss Dodds Way, Smokey’s Midway connects Bevo Blvd. with Longhorn City Limits through midway games with prizes, interactive attractions and unique fairground-style food, including a Ferris wheel, spinning games and inflatable slides.
Four hours before game time, the Still Austin Music Lounge and Tito’s Tailgate open on the LBJ lawn before Longhorn City Limits. The Still Austin Music Lounge offers refreshments and shade in addition to curated loot while Tito’s Tailgate streams live college football. Headliners like Charley Crockett and Flo Rida whisk fans away to kick-off, while a silent disco with multiple DJs caps off the day for fans who want to find their after-game vibe.
So even with the loss of prime tailgating locations, Longhorns fans have more options than ever around the stadium to make every game a memorable experience, no matter what happens on the pitch.