UFCU Disch–Falk Field – Texas Longhorns
Texas Sized Baseball
Texas is known for southern hospitality, everything being bigger, and some great sports history. Perhaps unfairly overlooked is the University of Texas baseball program. Despite winning multiple national championships over the years, they may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to sports in Austin. It may be time for that to change, however – nestled across the street from both the school’s softball and tennis facilities, UFCU Disch-Falk Field is a hidden gem in Austin. Always packed full of Longhorn faithful, the UT Austin squad takes to the field in front of a loyal fan base that knows how to make a baseball game enjoyable.
Food & Beverage 4
The food in Texas, and more specifically in Austin, is always known for being pretty good. That tradition is carried over to the baseball stadium’s concessions stands. Take for example the ever popular 40 Acre BBQ Nachos – these nachos come with house smoked chopped brisket, queso blanco, burnt orange BBQ sauce, sour cream, and salsa all piled on top of fresh tortilla chips. For $13, this monster of a meal is fit for anyone visiting Texas.
Other items include hot dogs ($5), cheeseburgers ($8), chicken tenders ($9), Bavarian pretzels ($5), popcorn ($4.50-$6), nachos with jalapeños ($5), fries ($4), and various other smaller items such as chips, candy, pickles, and more. Drinks range from $4 for bottled water to $7.50 for a Texas-sized souvenir soda. In addition, there are various food trucks set up on the plaza in left field for alternate food options around UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
UFCU Disch-Falk Field itself is clean, modern, and comfortable. With its natural stone exterior, it lends itself to the southwestern architecture common in the area. Every seat in the house is individual with chair backs, making for a comfortable seat no matter where you sit. There also isn’t a bad angle in the stadium, as the facility is close to the field of play, and offers great viewing angles from the far reaches of left field in the plaza, all the way to the upper seats behind home plate. The overhanging roof over the main seating area also amplifies the sounds of the crowd, making every roar and cheer that much more impactful.
UFCU Disch-Falk Field is in the heart of downtown Austin – the city center is visible from the field’s grandstand, so you are right there in the middle of one of the most vibrant and quickly growing cities in the nation. The airport is a bit of a drive, however, depending on traffic.
For great food, you can’t skip Salt Lick or Torchy’s Tacos. Austin is also home to the University of Texas’ main campus, as well as Zilker Park on Lady Bird Lake. For a hotel, look for Hilton Austin Airport or Holiday Inn Austin Airport as two options that are great, due to their proximity to the airport and to major highways that lead to downtown.
The fans in Texas are loyal – almost everyone here is wearing their orange Longhorns gear. Fans also range from the old-time diehards to the youngest fans watching baseball for the first time. The fans are also polite, thanks to Texas’ trademark southern hospitality. What is also great is that the fans show up to games regardless of the team’s record. True fans through and through, you can always be sure a solid crowd will be in attendance for home games at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
UFCU Disch-Falk Field enjoys the luxury of quite literally being one block from the nearest interstate highway – located off exit 235 on I-35, the facility is refreshingly easy to access.
Parking is located on site in a rather large parking garage right across the street from the stadium, and costs just $5 per vehicle. There are also various parking lots around the stadium you can use.
Return on Investment 5
Tickets are incredibly affordable, ranging from $7 for left field to just $25 for front row seats behind home plate. Concessions and team store merchandise are also pretty affordable, which means taking the family out to a baseball game at a top-level college program is very easy to do. And with tickets available to most home games at the box office, even last-second visits are easy.
There are statues outside the main entrance, honoring some of the school’s most important influencers from the baseball program. You can find them right outside the main entrance, and they are a popular photo spot. The stadium also faces north, meaning the sun will not be in your face, and the main seating areas will always be in the shade, especially on those hot Texas days.
Tailgating is also alive and well at Texas baseball games – the stadium features numerous tailgating events, from alumni and student groups to fans enjoying the pre-game in the parking garage and surrounding areas. UFCU Disch-Falk Field also features a fan zone in left field along the plaza, complete with food trucks, fan giveaways, and a mini team store.
Thinking about top-notch baseball experiences in college should bring Texas to the forefront. Perhaps overlooked too easily, this simple stadium features modern touches that make it both comfortable and enjoyable on multiple levels. It is easy to see why fans are so enamored with Texas baseball in Austin, as this is quite possibly the best non-football sports experience at UT Austin.
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Latest Crowd Reviews
The food trucks option improves the stadium fare, to above average,if you are someone that enjoys food off a truck. The venue feels more like a minor league ballpark, with the college atmosphere of tailgating, fight songs,and the ding of the metal bat. The fans show up in their burnt orange gear but depending on the action on the field,isn&#039t always the most vocal fan base. The access is outstanding, as the ballpark is just off the I-35,opposite the busy streets of Austin. There is parking for 5,but the better option is the free parking, that can be found on the street around the cemetery. Texas baseball is a brand name in college baseball that wont disappoint you with top entertainment. The return on investment is outstanding and the City of Austin is a great trip for any sports fan.
I do want to start off by saying they take cash to park. There are attendants as you turn off of Comal Street that will take cash and give you a pass for 5. I love the food options although the prices are pretty steep. The food trucks are amazing and I would choose that over normal concessions almost every time. I&#039m a huge fan of the school, but the fans at the game can be pretty comatose sometimes - at least when things aren&#039t going their way. Overall great atmosphere for a game though.