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SportTexas alum Matthew McConaughey to be 'Minister of Culture' for Longhorns' basketball arena

02:10  21 december  2018
02:10  21 december  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Texas alum Matthew McConaughey to be ' Minister of Culture ' for Longhorns ' basketball arena . Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey (Class of 1993) has been tabbed as the venue's “ Minister of Culture ,” which the school says will help "create a fan experience unlike any

Matthew McConaughey has been named the " Minister of Culture " for a new University of Texas Longhorns basketball arena scheduled to open in 2021. That’s what the University of Texas is hoping to develop for its fans with the opening of a new basketball arena and entertainment facility.

Texas alum Matthew McConaughey to be 'Minister of Culture' for Longhorns' basketball arena© Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC Matthew McConaughey regularly appears at Texas games.

The University of Texas is set to open a new basketball arena and entertainment facility in 2021 -- and it's using one of its most famous alums to help with the fan experience.

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey (Class of 1993) has been tabbed as the venue's “Minister of Culture,” which the school says will help "create a fan experience unlike any other."

Now there aren't too many Ministers of Culture in the college basketball world, and the school didn't make clear what McConaughey's duties would entail, but somehow it all seems fitting in a city whose motto is "Keep Austin Weird."

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Matthew McConaughey once again put on a show at a Texas Longhorns basketball game. He showed up for when they played Kansas State. Texas gentlemen want to be like him. Ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure: “The Minister of Culture ” for Texas # Longhorns basketball

McConaughey even has an official title: Minister of Culture for the Longhorns . “My goal, my purpose as the Minister of Culture , is to have that arena be the last place any visiting basketball team wants to play and the first place that any world class large band act does want to play

The on-campus arena will have a capacity of 10,000 for men's and women's basketball games, but it will be capable of expanding to 15,000 seats for touring concerts and shows.

“It’s time to raise the bar. It’s time to excel, on the court and in the stands. It’s time for an authentic home court advantage for our Longhorn basketball teams," McConaughey said in a news release.

No word on whether the arena will include a magic mic.

The university is building the $338 million venue in partnership with ArenaCo -- a corporation in which McConaughey and concert promoter Live Nation are invested.

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The Texas Longhorns will open a new basketball arena and entertainment facility in 2021, and the university has dubbed Matthew McConaughey as the venue's “ Minister of Culture ." It’s time for a choice experience for our fans. It’s time to be a preferred venue for headliners from across the globe.

The multi-purpose arena will replace the Erwin Center as the home of the University of Texas volleyball, and basketball teams as well as serve as an McConaughey is the University's Minister of Culture and a major Longhorn sports enthusiast. The 2014 winner of Best Actor at the Academy

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