About Amon G. Carter Stadium
Amon Carter Stadium
Everything’s bigger in Texas – we say it all the time. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is proof of that, with it being one of the biggest metroplex cities in the world. Smack dab in this urban magnificence on the Fort Worth side of the line is Texas Christian University, also known as the home of Amon Carter Stadium, a little outdoor football stadium with a big attitude.
The History of Amon Carter Stadium
The story of Amon Carter Stadium can be traced back to 1923 when a grant was given to the college for a new library. The library was constructed on the old football field, so TCU naturally saw it as a perfect opportunity to put a nice stadium up! The result was that Amon Carter Stadium opened its doors in 1930 with a capacity of 22,000.
With the college growing throughout the decades, and with football growing in popularity, like it only could in Texas, soon the stadium became too small. What followed was a series of renovations and refurbishment efforts to increase the capacity of Amon Carter Stadium up to its present capacity of 47,000, though there have been record-breaking games played at the stadium that exceeded 50,000 screaming fans. Not bad for a 90+-year-old venue!
What’s So Special About Amon Carter Stadium Events?
Amon Carter Stadium is one of the most recently-renovated outdoor stadiums in the NCAA. In fact, the latest set of serious reno work took place in 2010-2011, making this effectively a brand-new stadium with lots of great history!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Amon Carter Stadium located?
Amon Carter Stadium is located at the Texas Christian University in Dallas, Texas.
What kind of events does Amon Carter Stadium host?
Amon Carter Stadium events mainly include football. The stadium also hosted the Armed Forces Bowl in 2003. Formerly referred to as the Fort Worth Bowl, this annual postseason collegiate football game is one of 14 annual bowls sponsored by ESPN Events every year.
Which team is playing at Amon Carter Stadium?
Amon Carter Stadium has been the home of the TCU Horned Frogs, the college’s NCAA various Division 1 teams since it opened in 1930. There are 18 different varsity teams at TCU, but the stadium is, naturally, most associated with the football team.
Where can I park for free at Amon Carter Stadium?
There are a number of lots adjacent to the Stadium. However, parking at these lots is available on a season basis only. If you’re not a season ticket holder, there are a number of parking lots further away from the stadium in the surrounding area. Generally speaking, the further you park the cheaper the parking price.
What is the seating capacity of Amon Carter Stadium?
Amon Carter Stadium sporting events can host up to 47,000 cheering fans.
Who owns Amon Carter Stadium?
Amon Carter Stadium is owned by Texas Christian University.
How do I get to Amon Carter Stadium using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Amon Carter Stadium events by public transport can utilize The Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s buses that run between TCU's campus and downtown Fort Worth. There is also a free shuttle service that is available from all remote parking lots beginning three hours prior to kickoff, not to mention cab services such as UBER.