Wrecking Ball Smashes TCU Stadium

Demolition of eastern stands underway

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    RAW VIDEO: TCU Stadium Demolition (Published Monday, Dec 19, 2011)

    The next phase of construction at TCU's Amon G. Carter stadium got underway Monday with a boom.

    Since the Horned Frogs ended their football season on Dec. 3, the demolition of the eastern stands has been under way.

    RAW VIDEO: TCU Stadium Demolition

    [DFW] RAW VIDEO: TCU Stadium Demolition
    RAW VIDEO: TCU Stadium Demolition (Published Monday, Dec 19, 2011)

    Unlike last year's implosion of the western stands, crews this morning used a wrecking ball to take down the upper section of seats which were put up in the 1950's.

    Throughout day small groups of TCU alums and neighbors stopped by to see a part of history be torn down.

    Amon Carter Implosion: Ground View

    [DFW] Amon Carter Implosion: Ground View
    A ground view of the implosion of the west grandstand at TCU's Amon Carter Stadium. (Published Sunday, Dec 5, 2010)

    "I think its always sad to see the past go. But they're building a future history here, they need to do that to compete," said George Ross, TCU neighbor.

    The stadium will be completed for the first football game in September 2012.

    Amon Carter Implosion: Aerial View

    [DFW] Amon Carter Implosion: Aerial View
    An aerial view of the implosion of the west grandstand at TCU's Amon Carter Stadium. (Published Sunday, Dec 5, 2010)

    The cost of the renovation is about $143 million.