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Amon G Carter Stadium, Fort Worth
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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).The stadium recently underwent a $164 million reconstruction project, which began immediately after the 2010 football season and was completed before the beginning of the 2012 season.HistoryPlanning 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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  • Wow not a lot to say about the concrete bowl of the stadium. But the cameraderie between alumni and current students and welcoming atmosphere left me feeling a real sense of family. Travelling from th...  more »
  • This is our second year visiting the stadium and seeing the TCU football team play, which is going to be a yearly tradition. What a great experience! Om: Why is this going to be a yearly tradition? Be...  more »
  • If you sit at the top... good grief the angle of the stairs. But the food and people are great for visitors. Was a nice stadium. 
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  • This is the home stadium of #TCU 🏈. Their facilities are top rate for service and atmosphere, which is always warm and welcoming to all guest and their families. It is a natural grass playing surface, with great viewing from every seat (including plenty of ADA spaces with adjacent guest seating), however if you sit behind the student section be aware that we stand for the entire game and it gets loud. Welcome to "Hell's Half Acre"!!
  • What can you say? Beautiful Stadium on a Beautiful Campus. Whole facility is user friendly for kids and elderly alike. Don't bring umbrellas, stadium seats or large backpacks, only see-through bags allowed. Tailgating just keeps getting better and better. Campus is "wet" so you can walk around with your favorite cocktail or beer, just not in the Stadium, it is alcohol free.
  • Going to football games is always a great time, but when the stadium is as clean and beautiful as Amon G. Carter Stadium it makes it even better. Seatbacks and plenty of room for your watching enjoyment. Go frogs!
  • I am a born and bred Son of Ft. Worth,... Paschal H.S. class of 'x9 (not telling), and I lived on Bellaire Dr. South, directly across from S.E. gate for 2 years... I, and my band of over- privileged white kids, dropped ALOT of acid in that stadium, and can therefore recommend this facility most highly, and with the utmost, heartfelt sincerity. I also drove a Mazda Miata, without any permission, right down onto that football field, from the East end- zone, to the 40 yard line, and back out the S.E. Gate. 20 years later, (well outside the Statute of limitations), I am doing just swell, and hereby bequith this Stadium to my fine, fine Millennial Rollers. Go Horned Frogs, and GO BOISE STATE, fools!!! J- g.
  • This stadium is one of the greatest I've seen in Texas has that old time feel with new age technology great place to watch college football