In November, TCU announced a $100 million expansion of luxury seating at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Nearly eight months later, construction is set to begin, according to an announcement by athletic director Jeremiah Donati.
The expansion was originally announced by then-athletic director Chris Del Conte, not long before his departure to the University of Texas. Donati will be the one to officially begin the project, which is planned to add two full levels of luxury seating. The full total includes 48 loge boxes, two private clubs, 22 luxury suites and over 1,000 club seats.
According to the release, Donati says that the expansion of the facility will end up helping all TCU sports, not just football:
“This is more than just a football project, this facility will be used to the benefit of all 21 of our sports, our campus community and Fort Worth. It’s an appropriate expansion, with all the cutting-edge technology, to what is already the finest football stadium in the country. Our fans will enjoy an unrivaled game-day experience. Philanthropic support has been tremendous thus far. The project has attracted many new and younger donors to campus, some contributing to TCU for the first time, which was one of our objectives in the fundraising process.”
The planned expansion, which will bring Amon G. Carter Stadium’s capacity to 47,000, is set to be completed by the beginning of the 2019 season. It comes almost six years after the completion of a $164 million renovation that was completed by the beginning of the 2012 season, TCU’s first in the Big 12.
Amon G. Carter Stadium has been the home of Horned Frogs football since 1930.