For Texas Christian University (TCU), raising funds for a proposed Amon G. Carter Stadium upgrade will be a major priority in the near future.
In November, TCU announced that it was pursuing a plan that would lead to more suites at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The project is to focus on the stadium’s east side, where an expansion will add two levels of luxury seating above the existing upper deck. Through that renovation, TCU would add 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.
The timeline calls for the $100-million project to be completed prior to the 2019 season, provided that TCU can raise the necessary funds. Jeremiah Donati was recently named the school’s new athletic director–replacing Chris Del Conte in the position–and he and other TCU leaders will be focusing on the Amon G. Carter Stadium renovation project. More from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Raising the money is the single most important factor for TCU. The university prides itself on not going into debt for projects. For new athletic director Jeremiah Donati, raising the money and completing the project is the No. 1 priority as he begins his tenure. He called it important for the future of TCU in the Big 12.
Gary Patterson will play a role, or at least his reputation. He signed a new six-year contract in November that takes him through the 2023 football season, an additional two years than his previous contract, in part to assure donors of TCU’s commitment to him and football.
Donati was appointed to the position earlier this month, after having served in various positions for TCU since joining the school in 2011. Del Conte left TCU to become the new athletics director at the University of Texas.
Rendering courtesy TCU.