AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns return to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the first time in nearly a month, hosting the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday night.
This is the Longhorns’ first home game since losing to Oklahoma State on Oct. 16. It’s also Texas’ first home game since week three of the season. Kickoff against the Jayhawks is scheduled for just after 6:30 p.m. ESPNU will televise the match.
Texas Athletics manager Chris Del Conte ran through the gamut of game day deals in his Forty Acres Insider newsletter ahead of the start of the season.
Here’s what to know if you’re heading to campus on Saturday.
Bevo Boulevard back in action
Bevo Boulevard, the popular pre-game attraction, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bevo Boulevard, which runs along San Jacinto Street at the stadium, will feature food, drink, carnival games and even a zip line for fans to celebrate near the stadium hours before kick-off. .
Texas will also feature a local food truck area on Winship Circle called Hook ‘Em Hangout.
COVID-19 precautions and masks
Masks are recommended in the football stadium and will be available at all stadium entrance gates. Hand sanitizer is available at stadium kiosks.
Texas Athletics has moved to mobile ticketing for game entry and cashless transactions at merchandise stores and concessions. For fans who do not carry or use credit or debit cards, Texas has card payment kiosks available outside sections 7, 28 and 114.
Former Longhorns running back Jamaal Charles will sign autographs at the Nissan Heisman House, from 2 p.m.
Live mascot Bevo will walk down his own boulevard at 3:30 p.m. to enter the stadium.
At 16., fans can line up along Bevo Boulevard for the Stadium Stampede as head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns arrive at the stadium.
Children ages 7-12 can participate in the Hook ‘Em Herd and run around the grounds before play begins. Anyone interested in participating can sign up at the tent in front of Gate 6.
At 3:30 p.m.., Jade Bird takes the stage at Longhorn City Limits at LBJ Lawn. The Suffers will perform at 5 p.m.
UT softball will be signing autographs outside the Etter-Arbin Alumni Center in 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Before kick-off: There will be a pre-game overview for Veterans Appreciation Day.
UT is hosting a watch party for Texas Basketball’s Top 5 showdown with No. 1 Gonzaga at the Hook ‘Em Hangout just outside Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Tipoff is planned for 9:30 p.m.
The Silent Disco returns after the game at Longhorn City Limits.
Match day predictions
Parking map (from University of Texas)
Shuttle and Transit Options: Capital Metro offers six routes every 15 minutes arriving near Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on game days. Find a bus route here.
Carpool option: The pick-up location is a few minutes north of the stadium along Dean Keeton Street, according to Texas Athletics.
American Disabilities Act Shuttle Service: UT has tents spread around the stadium for shuttle drop-off and pickup. Fan service kiosks have shuttle cards available.
How to watch Kansas vs. Texas
Or: Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium (Austin)
When: Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Listen: Longhorn Radio Network