Construction is set to begin on the $100 million premium seating expansion of Amon G. Carter Stadium, TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Jeremiah Donati announced June 7.
The expansion is expected to be complete in time for the 2019 season,
The Amon G. Carter Stadium expansion project calls for two new levels of luxury seating above the current upper deck on the east side of the stadium. The new Legends Club and Suites will include 48 loge boxes with two private clubs, over 1,000 club seats and 22 luxury suites. There will also be a 100-foot outdoor balcony overlooking Frog Alley, the TCU campus and downtown Fort Worth as well as additional premium space that can be used for outside events on game days. Additionally, a new video board will be installed in the north end zone.
While fundraising continues on the project, the financial threshold to begin the project was reached.
“This is more than just a football project, this facility will be used to the benefit of all 21 of our sports, our campus community and Fort Worth,” Donati said. “It’s an appropriate expansion, with all the cutting-edge technology, to what is already the finest football stadium in the country. Our fans will enjoy an unrivaled game-day experience.
“Philanthropic support has been tremendous thus far. The project has attracted many new and younger donors to campus, some contributing to TCU for the first time, which was one of our objectives in the fundraising process.”
In addition to the new Legends premium seating and suite areas, the expansion of Amon G. Carter Stadium will include meeting space for corporate events to provide year-round use of the facility. The new capacity for Amon G. Carter Stadium will be 47,000.
“Our stadium expansion project will have a positive impact on our recruiting efforts, plus our fan experience,” TCU head football coach Gary Patterson said. “This project will also further strengthen our University’s foundation going forward in the near future.”
Amon G. Carter Stadium, TCU’s longtime football home, reopened in 2012 after a $164 million rebuild. It coincided with the Horned Frogs’ debut season in the Big 12.
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