Texas Christian University is moving forward with a push to upgrade Amon G. Carter Stadium, with the effort including new east side premium seating.
The TCU board of trustees has authorized the athletics department to move forward with fundraising for the project. At a cost estimate of $100 million, the expansion would add two levels of luxury seating above the exisitng upper deck on the east side of Amon G. Carter Stadium. The expansion would lead to several new amenities, including over 1,000 club seats, 20 luxury suites, 48 loge boxes with two private clubs, and a 100-foot outdoor balcony. In addition, TCU plans to install a new videoboard on the north end of the stadium.
TCU will now work to meet its fundraising goal for the project. If the necessary funds are raised on time, the expansion would begin in May 2018 and be completed in time for the 2019 season. This would be the second major upgrade to have taken place at Amon G. Carter Stadium in recent years, as the facility reopened in 2012 after a $164 million overhaul.
“We are very grateful to our Board of Trustees for their support on this project,” TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte said in a press statement. “In this ever-changing landscape of collegiate athletics, you need to reinvest in your facilities. This project will position us well for the future.
“The expansion would not be possible without the passion of our fan base. There is demand for premium seating and suites. As is always the case at TCU, we must secure the funding in advance before construction can begin. We are confident the TCU Horned Frogs family will again be up to the challenge as they have been for our other recent projects, including the rebuild of Amon G. Carter Stadium and the opening of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.”
Plans also call for the east side to be equipped with meeting space that could be used for events on a year-round basis.
“Our fans and donors have expressed a strong desire for more premium seating before and throughout the feasibility process we conducted,” TCU deputy athletics director for external affairs Jeremiah Donati said in a press statement. “We believe this proposed balance of suites, loge boxes and club seating will provide an enhanced game-day experience for our fans that will rival any other in college football.”
Renderings courtesy TCU.
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