If you’re in town to catch some gridiron action from one of the most respected college teams in the country, you’re in luck: Here at backYARD at Waller Creek, you’re only a few minutes from the home stadium of the great Texas Longhorns!


Texas Longhorns Football at the University of Texas at Austin

First taking the field way back in 1893, the Texas Longhorns of the University of Texas at Austin rank among the most decorated college football outfits in the country. Texas’s overall record of 891-359-33 (.706) puts the Longhorns second in NCAA Division I football; the team also lands in the No. 2 slot when it comes to showings at bowl games. The Longhorns claim two Hall of Fame coaches (Dana X. Bible and Darrell K Royal), two Heisman Trophy winners (Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams), and an impressive slew of players who’ve qualified for the College Football All-America Team over the years.


Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium

The Texas Longhorns boast a truly historic sports venue: The University of Texas at Austin’s Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium has been home turf for the team since 1924, when it opened as the War Memorial Stadium. Extensive renovation and expansion has taken place

since then, of course; with a capacity beyond 100,000, the stadium stands as the biggest in the Big 12 and one of the biggest in the world.


Upcoming Longhorns Games

Keep tabs on the Texas Longhorns schedule right here. The next home game falls on Saturday, November 17th: a showdown with the Iowa State Cyclones.


backYARD at Waller Creek: The Perfect Gameday Meal

Mere minutes from the Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, backYARD at Waller Creek delivers all your gameday needs in the gastronomic and entertainment departments. Our authentic Texan fare springs from major respect for Lone Star State culinary tradition, the kitchen creativity of Chef Thad Crennen and his team, and the riches of our own garden, and we back up all the great eats with fabulous craft beer, artisan cocktails, and other irresistible libations. We’ve also got a regular schedule of live music supplied by local bands, ensuring an Austin-worthy soundtrack to go along with your backYARD feasting.

Enjoy our unbeatable menu, live music, and homerun ambience outside the Sheraton Austin here at backYARD at Waller Creek alongside awesome Big 12 spectacle served up by the venerable Texas Longhorns over at the Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium. We’ll see you on game day—and any other day, for that matter!