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Old December 24th, 2010, 05:58 AM   #81
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Aftermath/Clean up...





Kinda feels strange to NOT see that big ass, opposing grandstand anymore. But I know it will be replaced by a better one in just a couple years....

Looks like some parts of The Carter took some damage.


And this side is next....
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Renovation UPDATE (2/6/11)





Column set up for the West and North.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 02:32 AM   #83
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it's goin' up!!!!!!




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[img]http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/654*368/033011amoncarter_722x406.jpg[/img]

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/TC...118949694.html

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TCU Stadium Takes New Shape
With spring game just days away, Amon G. Carter Stadium renovation progressing

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 | Updated 6:15 PM CDT

Chris Van Horne, NBCDFW.com

[DFW] Progress at TCU's Amon Carter Stadium

Construction crews have made significant progress on Texas Christian University's stadium just four months after a partial demolition.

The university is renovating Amon G. Carter Stadium's westerns seats and the north end zone, the facility's first redevelopment since 1956.

"I mean, it's starting to look like a stadium at that end, which has got everybody excited," said Ross Bailey, associate athletic director.

On Dec. 5, 2010, the western seats at the 80-year-old stadium came crumbling down to make way for new and improved seating.

The north end zone's upper deck has taken shape and gone up without any problems, Bailey said. Work on the 54-foot video board above the section continues.

Work on the western bleachers is also progressing. Two of the four concrete pours for the superstructure are complete, and a third is planned for next week.

The progress on the $105 million improvement will be a surprise for those attending Saturday's annual spring football game.

"If they (fans) haven't been on campus, it will definitely be a surprise for them from the demolition seeing what you can do with 800 pounds of dynamite versus today," Bailey said.

And fans will also find a unique aspect to the spring game because of the ongoing construction.

"There's no video or sound system for the spring game," Bailey said. "But I think that suits Coach (Gary) Patterson just fine. The rest of us will just adjust."

Construction will be completed by early summer 2012.

In the upcoming football season, fans will have to adjust to having just 32,000 seats, instead of last year's 44,000, because of the construction.

"We've had a lot of fans who've understood and have had to relocate seats for the 2011 season," Bailey said. "And everybody understands that progress doesn't come without a little bit of dust."

The only available seating and parking for Saturday's spring game will be on the east side of the stadium.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #85
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From TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte's April 13 edition of Notes on a Scorecard:

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During its meetings on campus last week, our Board of Trustees approved a resolution regarding the east side of Amon G. Carter Stadium. If we can secure the necessary funding by July 1, we will be able to re-do the east stands after this season and have the entire stadium ready in time for 2012.
http://gofrogs.cstv.com/genrel/041311aab.html

Last I heard they were only about $10-15 mil short -- chump change for TCU.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #86
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From TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte's April 13 edition of Notes on a Scorecard:


http://gofrogs.cstv.com/genrel/041311aab.html

Last I heard they were only about $10-15 mil short -- chump change for TCU.
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Steel framework and portions of the fašade beginning to go up:





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Big construction update!
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When are the new stands expected to be completed? I'm guessing not for this coming season?
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Old May 28th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #90
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When are the new stands expected to be completed? I'm guessing not for this coming season?
Only the west lower level and north stand will be completed by the start of next season.

The upper deck, skyboxes and club seats will be ready for 2012.

If the funding for the east side is secured by July, it will be reconstructed by 2012 as well.
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Only the west lower level and north stand will be completed by the start of next season.

The upper deck, skyboxes and club seats will be ready for 2012.

If the funding for the east side is secured by July, it will be reconstructed by 2012 as well.
I had NO idea they were building a weight room until I went there this past weekend and saw it in person.

It's lookin' better every day. And I hope (and truly believe) they'll start on the east side soon.
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Only the west lower level and north stand will be completed by the start of next season.

The upper deck, skyboxes and club seats will be ready for 2012.

If the funding for the east side is secured by July, it will be reconstructed by 2012 as well.
Just in time for the move to the Big East... which I always thought was strange.
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Where is TCU playing their home games this upcoming season?
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Same stadium. They're playing through the construction with reduced seating capacity.

From http://gofrogs.tcustory.com/football...ll-facilities/
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Capacity will be 33,000 for the 2011 season only as construction will be
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Just in time for the move to the Big East... which I always thought was strange.
The SEC, Pac-10, and Big XII (especially) weren't knocking on their door. So it was either the Big East or stay in a conference that's really not going anywhere....

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The SEC, Pac-10, and Big XII (especially) weren't knocking on their door. So it was either the Big East or stay in a conference that's really not going anywhere....
Oh, the MWC is definitely going somewhere...

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The SEC, Pac-10, and Big XII (especially) weren't knocking on their door. So it was either the Big East or stay in a conference that's really not going anywhere....
Here's the thing... a MWC in 2012 with TCU, Boise, BYU, and Nevada definitely could have had a chance to be strong... they were beginning to head that way with TCU and Utah solidifying their reputations. But then everyone started defecting once Boise came aboard, it seemed.

I think TCU went to the Big East for an almost guaranteed chance at a BCS bowl every year. I mean, UConn won the Big East with an 8-5 overall record last year...

IMO, Big XII should have added TCU and Houston. But I understand that there are some politics going on with the Texan Big XII schools and TCU... and that both schools have comparatively tiny stadiums.
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Here's the thing... a MWC in 2012 with TCU, Boise, BYU, and Nevada definitely could have had a chance to be strong... they were beginning to head that way with TCU and Utah solidifying their reputations. But then everyone started defecting once Boise came aboard, it seemed.

I think TCU went to the Big East for an almost guaranteed chance at a BCS bowl every year. I mean, UConn won the Big East with an 8-5 overall record last year...

IMO, Big XII should have added TCU and Houston. But I understand that there are some politics going on with the Texan Big XII schools and TCU... and that both schools have comparatively tiny stadiums.
NOTHING is guaranteed in sports. Again, the Big East was the only BCS conference that was even looking for TCU. Why not take it?

Frankly, I don't see the MWC getting better or worse, even if TCU stayed. Again, nothing is guaranteed, and there was no gaurantee that the Mountain West would have gained BCS status. Just sayin....
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NOTHING is guaranteed in sports. Again, the Big East was the only BCS conference that was even looking for TCU. Why not take it?
Geographically, it made the least amount of sense. But if they have the travel budget to fly out there at least twice a season, hey, they got it.

I wouldn't have expected the SEC to make a play for TCU, anyway. They seem like the type to poach a team already in a BCS conference, not a mid-major.

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Frankly, I don't see the MWC getting better or worse, even if TCU stayed. Again, nothing is guaranteed, and there was no gaurantee that the Mountain West would have gained BCS status. Just sayin....
No, I agree, the BCS is a closed system and no other college will be getting in anytime soon. I'm just saying that they would have gained a status closer to that of the BCS schools than remaining lumped in with the Sun Belt.

TCU, Boise, and Nevada would have been a good core of teams to elevate the conference reputation though. What other mid-majors have three strong teams like that?
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