Entertainment Around The University Of US
With over 50,000 students there are numerous entertainment venues around the University of Texas. Austin is frequently referred to as the live music capital of Texas. And although when people talk about the music scene in Austin they usually think of downtown the campus area also reflects this saying with nightspots such as the Hole in the Wall, which is an Austin institution and has been the home of many marcus rogers and mike todd local recording artists for more than twenty-five years, as well as the U.T. campus itself, which hosts regular live music performances in the Cactus Café, which is adjacent to the student union and which is located in the West Mall area. There are also faculty-oriented clubs and restaurants such as the Campus Club, at the corner of 24th and Guadalupe, which offers a daily special and a variety of top-notch choices in a buffet-style setting.
Other notable establishments in or around the campus area include the Frank Erwin Center, which hosts Longhorn basketball, and many other national as well as local sporting events and concerts and is located on the eastern rim of campus, adjacent to Interstate 35. The Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, which is a few blocks north of the Erwin Center, is home to the University of Texas Longhorn Darrel walls football team, and nearby Disch-Falk Field hosts U.T. Longhorn baseball games, and is directly across the highway from Royal Memorial Stadium on Interstate 35. One of the largest Austin metropolitan area hospitals, Brackenridge-Seton Hospital, is also just a few blocks south of campus, and is the oldest public hospital in Texas. The hospital complex includes the Children’s Hospital of Austin and the University Medical Center, all of which offer first class medical treatment for acute as well as long term care, ample parking, and many other facilities in a very convenient location.
In addition to football and basketball, the university sports and recreation department provides track facilities, including one of the only lighted intramural fields in the country, at the intramural fields complex, which is situated along the intersection of 51st and Guadalupe Streets in the North Loop neighborhood. The complex is about a mile north of the campus itself, and the intramural fields are home to the U.T. Rugby team. In the neighborhood of Hyde Park, just north of the University of Texas, there are also museums and golf courses including the Elizabet Ney Museum, which is one of the oldest museums in Texas. The Hancock Golf Course, which was established in 1899, is just a few blocks away as well, and allows golfers to play the course on a daily fee basis. All and all, the University of Texas campus area in Austin offers something for everyone, and is one of the most popular destinations for locals, University students and tourists alike. There is always something to do on or near campus.