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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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  • Recently renovated. Good views from almost anywhere. Close to fast food and other restaurants plus coffee places  more »
  • TCU did a great job of replacing their old stadium. The new stadium is well deisgned for fans both in the seating area and under the stands. Because parking is limited they have done a good job of arr...  more »
  • The Horned Frogs know how to have a good time without being obnoxious. Kids stand throughout the game, girls wear dresses and cowboy boots and then theres the train horn when the team scores. College ...  more »
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  • Beautiful stadium. There's restrooms and concession stands scattered everywhere. There's family restrooms as well. You can even text a number to find something in the stadium. There are normal concession stands and "healthy" concession stands. There are vendors and a gluten free vendor. Vendors are expensive. It's $4.50 for a soda and $4 for a water bottle. The stadium can sit 42,000 people.
  • Making the rounds to all the Big 12 schools and we came here last year. Facilities were nice and the people were nicer. We didn't feel uncomfortable or encounter any hostile people so it made for a really good time to watch some football. Parking is pricey around the stadium but we ended up finding some free parking about a 10 min walk to the other side of University Dr.
  • Never been to Amon G. Carter Stadium before but I liked the atmosphere. Small and not as big as other college stadiums I've been. We got good parking and it wasn't a long walk--it was a 10 minute walk to our lot that came with our tickets. Otherwise, private homes charge $40 (sometimes more) to park on their lawns.
  • Great atmosphere, facility and product on the field. Only knock...cost of parking. Parking is more than the game ticket. Haven't been to a game since they went big and gouged fans with parking.
  • 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.

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