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DKR’s loud speakers driving this fan away

Last week was probably the last UT football game that I will attend. I have been a season ticket holder for over 30 years. We sit in the westside upper deck, Section 106. The newly installed speakers caused decibel levels to average 90 to 94 and at times reached 97. Yes, we measured it.

After the 30 minutes of pregame, nonstop music and the first quarter, my ears were stressed, we could not carry on a reasonable conversation with friends around us, and we could hardly hear the UT band when it was playing.

I have been a part of UT screaming crowds, and that is nothing like the new PA system. They have made the football game into a rock concert, and it feels like you are sitting in front of the speakers.

BRAD DUGGAN, Austin



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