The University of Texas at Austin has been long overdue for an extra bit of loving for its iconic basketball team. Getting a brand new basketball arena will be an incredible addition to the school, and there's one person who knows it. Matthew McConaughey was at UT Austin's Moody Center groundbreaking yesterday and there isn't anyone else more fitting to lend a hand.

On Tuesday, Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey stood alongside UT's President Greg Fenves. They, alongside other influential figures at the school, broke ground to start up the ambitious new center.

The actor proudly posed with his wife, Camila McConaughey, with his Longhorn decal shovel that he used during the ceremony.

In his admirable Instagram post, he captioned "Broke ground on new Moody Center today - future home to live acts and Longhorn...Let's get it on. #hookem." He clearly has some major love for the school and all of its motivated teams!

The new 10,000 seat basketball arena is expected to complete its construction at the beginning of 2020. 

The arena will be used for the Texas Longhorns men's and women's basketball teams plus other various UT events.

The Moody Foundation donated $130 million to the school so they could create a massive new space to benefit the hardworking students of the university.

This major grant will serve so many athletes, students, faculty, fans, and of course, UT-loving actors. 

Earlier the same day, McConaughey shared with his social media followers a photo of him giving back to his community as a part of his Just Keep Living Organization.

The Academy Award winner spent his Tuesday doing some pretty great things for his city and for his all-time favorite school.

We can't want to see how the Moody Center turns out once it is complete and ready to host games! We're sure Matthew won't miss a single game.


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