SEZ Blog: Players Lounge – University of Texas Athletics

Nathan Law

Table of Contents Before the grand opening of the new South End Zone at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Fall 2021, we’re giving you weekly sneak peeks, special content, and all the information you need about the historic addition to the stadium. Players Lounge Before the grand opening of […]

Before the grand opening of the new South End Zone at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Fall 2021, we’re giving you weekly sneak peeks, special content, and all the information you need about the historic addition to the stadium.


June 9, 2021 | 87 Days to Opening

Players Lounge

Most recently, the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center (MNAC) has served as the exclusive facility and support center for our Texas Football student-athletes. We’re excited that the completed renovation of MNAC will mark its operation as a primary facility for many student-athletes who compete across our 18 sport teams, offering the resources and space necessary to meet the requirements of a student-athlete’s daily experience.

Though MNAC will house services to support all Texas student-athletes, we’ve ensured that it still functions as a home away from home for our Texas Football student-athletes. In just a few months, the football team (which has been displaced into the North End Zone since last year) will head back home to MNAC. An integral part of the renovations at MNAC has been building out one of finest players lounges in the country, a place for our players to retreat to, decompress and relax in between classes, practice, training, rehab, and game preparation.

We’ve ensured that the spirit of competition and reinforcement of being a team is extended in this area with a variety of game and entertainment features that are both practical and functional. The upgraded players lounge combines the aesthetic “wow factor” of the South End Zone with the most modern gaming technology, banks of HD television screens, innovative resources for resting, and traditional game room activities. These resources will dually help players to unwind from the daily grind of being premier student-athletes while providing a space our players want to hang out in together, ultimately functioning to strengthen the bond between teammates and promote team chemistry. 

Donor recognition opportunities, including in the main lobby, still exist in the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Center and the South End Zone. To learn more, please contact the Longhorn Foundation at 512-471-4439 or fill out the form below:

SEZ Players Lounge

Conceptual rendering

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