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, Bomanite Licensee, was involved with the Founders’ Plaza part of the design from the beginning. Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein Inc., (NJB) the landscape architecture firm tasked with designing the plaza, consulted with Texas Bomanite about different finishes, which led to meetings with the university and Austin Commercial LP, the general contractor on the project.
The architectural team, consisting of NJB and the stadium redevelopment’s lead
architectural firm, HKS, wanted to depict an accurate representation of downtown Fort Worth in 1930. 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: Bomanite Sandscape, Seeded Aggregate (all granites from the San Saba area), Bomanite Con-Color Stain & Sandblast. For the Trinity River, a custom-made stamp called Shifting Sand was used and was embedded with purple rope lights for a stunning visual at night. Texas Bomanite 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.
Bomanite Sandscape Texture is designed for outdoor applications where an alternate to
conventional concrete finishes is required. Sandscape Texture, one of the Exposed Aggregate Systems offered by Bomanite for architectural concrete surfaces, utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, additives, topical treatments and advanced application procedures. The finished Sandscape Texture product resembles sand blasted concrete and can incorporate specialized colored sands in the concrete and aggregates exceeding 3/8” in diameter. The final product is an economical alternate to other decorative finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface. Applications include plazas, shopping centers, schools and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic is necessary. These highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect.
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TCU AMON G. CARTER STADIUM PROJECT STATISTICS
Project Name: TCU Amon G. Carter Stadium Redevelopment
Client: Texas Christian University
Project Designers: Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein, Inc.
Photography by: James Wilson
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Completed: May 2012
Sq. Ft: 40,000
Exposed Aggregate Systems
– Shifting Sand Erosion Series
Bomanite Licensed Contractor:
11107 Morrison Lane
Dallas, TX 75229-5608