The completion of an Amon G. Carter Stadium expansion could be delayed, as inclement weather last fall provided complications for Texas Christian University‘s ongoing project.
TCU has been working on an expansion to Amon G. Carter Stadium’s east side, with the finished product to feature a mix of premium seating that includes over 1,000 club seats, 22 luxury suites, and 48 loge boxes. Ground was broken on the $100 million project last June, and TCU was aiming to complete the expansion by the football program’s 2019 home opener on August 31.
That timeline appears in doubt, however, as TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati explained during a recent Instagram Live Q&A. Heavy rainfall last fall resulted in delays to the project, ultimately putting it behind schedule by roughly a month. More from SportsDay:
The latest major expansion project for TCU athletics may have work still left to be done by the time TCU football kicks off the 2019 regular season vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Aug. 31.
TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati, during an Instagram Live Q&A on Thursday, said construction for the east-side expansion of Amon G. Carter Stadium is roughly a month behind schedule due to delays caused by inclement weather this past fall.
“In the fall, because we had a rainy season, it put us behind 30 or 40 days behind,” Donati said in the live video. “We’re working like crazy to get that [finished] in time for the season. We had two of the rainiest months in our history so that didn’t help. It will be difficult to predict [the completion date] right now because we need a significant break.”
Amon G. Carter Stadium is also set to receive a new videoboard on its north end this year, and that installation is reportedly on schedule to be completed prior to the start of the season.
Rendering courtesy TCU.