With delays preventing its conclusion before the 2019 season, Texas Christian University is now hoping to finish construction on its Amon G. Carter Stadium expansion project in October.
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, 48 loge boxes, and a pair of private clubs. Ground was broken on the $100 million project last June, and TCU was originally hoping to complete the expansion by the football program’s 2019 home opener on August 31.
However, the university indicated earlier this year that that timeline was in doubt because heavy rains over the fall had resulted in construction delays. TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati is now providing an update on the expansion project, which the university is hoping to complete in time for a game against Texas on October 26. Delays on the east side expansion have not affected the timeline for the installation of a new videoboard, however, as it is on target to be completed by the 2019 opener. More from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
The goal is that it’ll be ready when Texas comes to town.
Donati blamed the “historic bad weather” this fall when the DFW area received a record amount of rainfall. Most construction projects in the Metroplex are delayed at least a month, and TCU is no different.
The good news for TCU fans is that the new video board above the north end zone grandstands will be installed by the first game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. That is part of the project that should enhance the game day atmosphere for the majority of fans.
TCU will play three home games before the contest against Texas on October 26, including the August 31 opener and games on September 21 and September 28 against SMU and Kansas, respectively.
Rendering courtesy TCU.
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