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.A visit to Amon G Carter Stadium represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Fort Worth family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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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... read 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.
We love our season tickets on the fifty yard line our backs against a wall and in the shade. Patterson is the best and we always enjoy the games. Go frogs!
Great place to go watch the TCU Horned Frogs play a football game. The stadium is really nice now that they have finished the renovation. Great stadium, great campus.
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
Beautiful stadium that hosts a fantastic football team. Go Frogs!
A wonderful football stadium that was recently remodeled. I've been to a couple of bowl games here and had a very good time. Never have seen TCU play here yet but I plan on it.
Great stadium. Always a great time watching TCU whoop up on everybody
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