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TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium To Undergo $105M Renovation
Published August 17, 2010
|Amon G. Carter Stadium Renovation To Add
Suites, Club Seats To West Side Of Stadium
Texas Christian Univ. yesterday announced a "long-rumored" $105M renovation of Amon G. Carter Stadium, according to Stefan Stevenson of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. As part of the renovations, the stadium's "west side and north end zone will be completely revamped, thanks to 34 donors." TCU AD Chris Del Conte said that the "bulk of the donations were received in the last eight months." The renovation plans "call for 24 suites and up to 2,300 club seats on the west side." The 24,000 square feet of club-level space, when competed, will be "roughly where the first two rows of the current upper deck sit," and will be "sandwiched between two levels of seating, all perched above the field-level seats." Stevenson notes the current west side, which "towers over the east side with a double-decker set of seats with a 50-year old press box perched at the top, will be replaced." HKS Sports & Entertainment Group Senior Designer Dan Phillips said that construction crews will "remove nearly every aspect of the west side down to the bottom concourse, leaving just the first 21 original rows of seats remaining." Meanwhile, other renovations include a new press box that will be "located in the northwest corner of the club level and will include a dining area," as well as upgraded concession stands that will "alleviate long wait times." TCU's renovated stadium "will seat 40,000 spectators with the ability to add 10,000 more seats in the future," down from the current capacity of 44,358 (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 8/17).