UT Dorm Residents Take Issue With New Stadium Lights Being Left On at Night

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Some dorm residents at the University of Texas lost some sleep after new LED lights at Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium were left on over night. 

β€œI took this video last night at 2 am β€” this has been the second night that UT Athletics has left the color changing floodlights at DKR on ALL night, making my roommate and I not able to fall asleep for hours,” said @okg4be in an X post directed at athletic director Chris Del Conte.


The LEDs are typically turned on between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m., said Roderick Collier, a biomedical engineering freshman living in San Jacinto Residence Hall, which is located across the street from the stadium.

β€œThey usually go on throughout the week before games,” Collier said. β€œIt’s pretty bright. Even if I were to close my blinds, some light would still be able to go through.”

According to The Daily Texan, some dorms have a direct view of the stadium with no way to block out the light. 

Deconte has responded to tweets, saying "Sorry about this I know they are testing the entire system. Will double check with our staff…"

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