Immediately following the last home game of the 2011 season, TCU began demolition on the east side of the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Ninety-five donors contributed over $164 million dollars to have the stadium renovated, exceeding the original goal of $105 million. The overage allowed for work to be completed to the east side of the stadium before TCU’s debut in the Big 12 Conference this year.
In order to be ready for the first home football game, the renovation had to be put on a very aggressive and accelerated schedule.Texas Bomanite crews worked feverishly to complete over 40,000 square feet of exterior walkways on the Founder’s Plaza and around the stadium to the visitor’s entrance. The Founder’s Plaza features statues of the donors who made the renovations possible, all set in a “street map” of Fort Worth, featuring nearby streets, railroad tracks and even the Trinity River, using several different products and systems.The Founder’s Plaza was completed using the following finishes: Sandscape, Seeded Aggregate (all granites from the San Saba area), Bomanite Con-Color Stain & Sandblast.For the Trinity River, we used a custom-made stamp and embedded purple rope lights for a stunning visual at night. We also embedded 71 stainless steel letters to call out Fort Worth street names, as well as solar lights throughout. The visitor’s entrance features a 40-foot wide TCU logo encapsulated by a circle.
Originally tapped to offer design assistance to Landscape Architects Newman Jackson Bieberstein in 2011, we were called on to also perform the massive installation.HKS was the lead architect on this project.