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Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment

The open-air Amon G. Carter football stadium in Texas was redeveloped in 2012 to provide fans with open vistas of the field from the main concourse level. 

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Project Details

Project Partners
HKS
Owner
Texas Christian University
Location
Fort Worth, Texas
Completion Date
Area
711,000 ft²
Seating Capacity
45,000
Teams/League
TCU Horned Frogs - FBS
Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Courtesy Aerial Photography, Inc.
Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Thornton Tomasetti
Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Thornton Tomasetti
Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Thornton Tomasetti
Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Thornton Tomasetti

Overview

Home of the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, the open-air Amon G. Carter football stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, was redeveloped in 2012 to provide fans with open vistas of the field from the main concourse level. Built in 1930, it was the first major renovation to the stadium since 1956.

We provided structural design services to HKS Architects for the stadium's redevelopment.

Highlights

  • The renovation and expansion of the stadium’s west side, north end zone and east side was completed in concurrent phases and included improved spectator field views and accessibility, a new upper seating bowl, upgraded concession stands and restrooms, and modern fan amenities.
  • The stadium’s new design incorporates 1930s Southwestern Art Deco style, consistent with Fort Worth and Texas Christian University campus architecture.
  • The renovation's first phase consisted of the demolition of the existing west upper seating bowl; the addition of two new seating decks including 24 suites, 2,500 club seats and a 20,000-square-foot founder’s club lounge on the west side; and a new seating deck at the north end zone with a 36-foot by 56-foot high-definition video display.
  • Phase two consisted of demolition and replacement of the existing upper east seating bowl and building façade. The building structure is composed of a drilled pier foundation, cast-in-place concrete frame, structural steel rakers and precast concrete seating units. 

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