The Texas Longhorn football team kicks off the 2015 season against Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, on September 5. The home opener against Rice is a week later on September 12. That means the college football season is upon us.

Even if you don’t like football or went to a rival university, attending a Texas Longhorn football game is something every Austinite should do once. You and 100,000 or so of your closest friends are in for a treat.

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When you make your way to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, you will meet a cast of characters unlike any other in Austin.

10.) The Guy Who Will Charge You $20 to Park on His Lawn

Photo: Flickr user John Lloyd, creative commons licensed.

Photo: Flickr user John Lloyd, creative commons licensed.

Parking for UT football games is big business. But don’t think the university and downtown garage owners are the only ones raking in the revenue. Entrepreneurial homeowners in East Austin charge $5, $10 or even $20 for fans to park on their property. If you drive through the east side on a game day, you’ll see plenty of people in their front yards flagging down drivers to offer a patch of grass in exchange for a few bucks.

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