Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX has a storied football program with successes that include Heisman Trophy winners and national championship titles. As programs often do, TCU went through a spell of lackluster seasons and missed bowl appearances. That all began to change in the 1990’s. After the demise of the Southwest Conference in 1996, the Horned Frogs have hopped around from conference to conference, dominating their competitors each step of the way. Now in 2012, TCU is recognized as one of the elite programs in college football.
Following a near perfect finish in 2011, the team will be stepping up to an official BCS Conference – The Big 12. With this impending conference move, a renovated home stadium couldn’t come at a more perfect time and focusEGD has been privileged to take part in this transition.
Scheduled for completion by opening kick-off 2012, the $105 million transformation of Amon G. Carter Stadium has reached an exciting point of progress. In close collaboration with the architects, HKS Inc, our work began back in 2007 with the completion of the Meyer – Martin Athletic Complex, located in the south endzone of the stadium. Now, a complete vision is being realized. The first phase of construction (the north and west portion of the stadium) is nearly complete, while the seating bowl and second phase are well underway. Ft. Worth is famous for it’s Art Deco-style of architecture, which some have dubbed “Cowtown Moderne”, and this landmark style is carried out in the stadium’s renovated design as well as in the signage program.
Much like the recent Horned Frog teams, this project promises to be crowd pleaser.
Photo provided by Austin Industries. Taken by Aerial Photography Inc.