Frequently Asked Questions
What hours/days will the construction take place?
Construction hours are scheduled to take place between the hours of 7am - 8 pm Monday - Friday and 8 am - 6 pm on Saturday. Some work also may occur outside of these hours during the month of July and August.
Why is TCU renovating west side, east side and north end zone of the stadium?
Built in 1930, Amon G. Carter Stadium has not undergone a major renovation since 1956. The renovation will allow TCU to enhance the game day experience for all fans by improving accessibility and crowd flow, enhancing seating to provide better views of the field, and significantly improving concession stands, elevators, restrooms and lighting. The re-developed Amon G. Carter Stadium will feature suites, club seats and improved fan amenities in many areas – new and more comfortable seating, wider concourses, new and improved restrooms and concessions areas, handicap accessible accommodations, elevators and escalators to move patrons among levels, and new lighting. Additionally, the stadium will feature a new press box. Renovations began on the west side and north end zone following the 2010 season. Renovations for the east side will begin following the 2011 season and complete the stadium renovation project by the beginning of the 2012 football season.
When will construction begin?
Construction on the east side is slated to begin immediately following the last home game at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 3, 2011. The majority of the haul off of debris is scheduled to be complete by mid-January 2012. Construction on the west side and north end zone began at the conclusion of the 2010 season.
When will the construction be complete?
Construction of the stadium (including east side, west side and north end zone) will be complete in time for football season 2012.
How will Austin Commercial take down the east side?
Austin Commercial will use conventional take down methods involving a wrecking ball and claw to remove debris.
Will there be much dust from the take down process?
The process of removing the east side in smaller pieces at a time allows for less dust in the removal process.
Where will construction workers park?
Construction workers will primarily park in Lots 1 & 2 near the stadium. They may use the baseball lot if needed as overflow. They will not park in the neighborhoods.
Where will Austin store materials related to construction?
Austin uses just-in-time delivery to ensure there is not an abundance of materials at any one time. Any stored materials will be placed inside a fenced off area, out of public view.
What is the traffic route for construction trucks?
Due to construction on the University's Circle of Excellence and the closure of the intersection at Berry St. and University Dr., truck traffic will now enter and leave the stadium site via the following streets: University, Cantey, Stadium, West Cantey. Austin has instructed the trucks and workers to not drivethrough or park in the neighborhoods; worker parking will be designated on campus property in remote lots so as not to impact faculty, staff and student parking.
Is there asbestos in the east side and when will it be removed?
A small amount of asbestos remains in the east side stands, primarily in pipe insulation. TCU will work with a state-certified abatement contractor to remove the asbestos and will have an independent air monitoring company observe the abatement activities to confirm safe air particulate levels in the area. All asbestos will be removed prior to any demolition activities.
How can I find information about the construction project?
TCU will post information related to the renovation under the construction tab located on the stadium.tcu.edu site.
Will seating change at Amon G. Carter Stadium?
Yes. Once construction is finished, Amon G. Carter Stadium will have improved fan seating. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Will parking change?
Due to the expanding footprint of the stadium, parking spaces will need to be adjusted. After construction, there will be more than 3,120 parking spaces within approximately 500 yards of the stadium. Current discussion has focused on finding solutions to provide the best possible game-day parking. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
What about my patio in Lot 1?
Due to construction, patios located near Lot 1 will have to be moved. TCU will be responsible for construction costs of new patios to be relocated in the closest possible locations to the stadium in time for the 2012 season.
"TCU is excited about the future of Amon G. Carter Stadium and Horned Frog football. The stadium renovation will help us provide the best possible amenities and game-day experience for all our fans and place this iconic structure on a level of visibility, on par with our championship-winning football team. We're thrilled to share this momentous time in TCU's history with our loyal fans."
-Chris Del Conte, TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics