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Texas to open state-of-the-art facility as Longhorns join SEC

In the college sports version of “Keeping up with the Joneses,” the Texas Longhorns are planning some major renovations and additions to their athletics facilities as they prepare to join the SEC.

The Horns are expected to break ground in June for a football training facility to open in 2025. Other renovations include a “Yeti Yard” baseball social area, grab-and-go football concessions, and a beach volleyball locker room, according to FrontOfficeSports.

Horns247 reported the facility will cost $70 million.

According to Texas Athletics Director Chris Del Conte, the school is also planning renovations on the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium scoreboard.

Texas made the College Football Playoff in the final season of the four-team iteration of the playoffs before losing in the Sugar Bowl to Washington.

After going 5-7 in the first season under Steve Sarkisian in 2021, the Longhorns posted eight wins in his second season and a 12-2 in 2023 for the most successful season Texas has had since reaching the national championship game in 2009.

Now making the jump to the SEC, the Longhorns are doing everything they can keep up with other facilities in the conference, which are rank among the best in the nation.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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