Amon G. Carter Stadium is an open-air football stadium on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. It is the home stadium of the TCU Horned Frogs football team. It is named after Amon G. Carter, a prominent Fort Worth businessman, newspaper publisher, and city booster. It has several popular nicknames, the most popular being "The Carter" and "Hell's Half Acre" (a reference to the site in Fort Worth's wild west past, which was located near the stadium, as well as the difficulty opposing teams have winning in the stadium).
Between 2010 and 2012 the stadium underwent a $164 million reconstruction project.
Planning and constructionIn 1923, TCU received a generous donation from Mary Couts Burnett, the widow of a wealthy and well known Texas rancher. The Burnett donation constituted the egg for TCU's endowment. One condition of the Burnett donation was that a portion of it would be used for the construction of a new library, and it was decided to build the Mary Couts Burnett Library where the school's athletic field, Clark Field, was then located.
The removal of Clark Field necessitated the construction of a new field for athletic competition, especially in the sport of football. TCU played its first season of football in 1896, and since then had built a reputation of excellence garnering national attention, and joined the Southwest Conference in 1923.
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This was my first college game and it was an amazing experience. The stadium is huge and the fireworks and Jumbotron with the music had me dancing. My bottled water was a great price especially when..... more »
I grew up going to this stadium back in the day TCU was consistently one of the worst teams in the country. I have a nostalgic no apologies attitude about how great this place is. I'm a Longhorn... more »
Nice stadium, terrible signage to seating sections for first time visitors. Thankfully, there were plenty of staff available to point out the best way to get to one's seats.
A very nice place to go you have fun there no matter what move you in.
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