FTW EXCLUSIVE: SEE AN INCREDIBLE TIME LAPSE VIDEO OF BAYLOR'S NEW STADIUM CONSTRUCTION
USA TODAY For The Win - By Laken Litman, August 25, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: As fans anticipate the grand opening of Baylor's new $266 million McLane Stadium on Aug. 31, USA TODAY offered its online audience an exclusive first look at the Bears' palatial new football home through a unique time-lapse vide produced by Matthew Minard and Robert Rogers with Baylor Photography. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, successfully pitched this exclusive access to the video to Laken Litman, college football writer at USA TODAY.)
AUSTIN AVENUE AWAITS FIRST BAYLOR GAME DAY
The Waco Tribune-Herald - By Cassie L. Smith, August 24, 2014
Article on the potential impact of Baylor's football season and McLane Stadium on Austin Avenue in downtown Waco. Several vendors are planning to adjust operating hours to accommodate football crowds.
MCLANE STADIUM CONCESSIONS GOING THROUGH TRIAL RUNS
The Waco Tribune-Herald - By Regina Dennis, August 21, 2014
Savor, the company in charge of concessions at Baylor's McLane Stadium, conducted a mock food service trial on Thursday in preparation for the opening of the new stadium. A few of the food items that will be available at McLane Stadium include the Texana dog, a bacon-wrapped, smoked and deep-fried hot dog; the double meat and double cheese Big Stacker Burger topped with a bacon-wrapped, smoked and deep-fried onion ring; and a blackened grilled chicken wrap filled with mixed greens rolled inside a spinach tortilla. Todd Patulski, deputy athletics director at Baylor, is quoted.
EFFECTS OF MCLANE STADIUM FAR OUTREACH BAYLOR CAMPUS
KXXV-TV - By Adam Hammons, August 20, 2014
Article on the preparations Waco is undergoing in anticipation of Baylor football's season opener at McLane Stadium, including testing the potential strain of plumbing usage on the city, making sure there are enough emergency personnel to cover the stadium when full and setting up traffic monitoring systems for I-35.
PREPARING FOR A GRAND DEBUT
The Waco Tribune-Herald - By Regina Dennis, August 19, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor's new McLane Stadium is ready for its inaugural game on Aug. 31 against SMU. Todd Patulski, Baylor's deputy athletics director, says that "it's been really gratifying seeing everything turn out the way we envisioned it from the beginning." Also quoted are Brian Nicholson, vice president for facility planning and construction, and Pattie Orr, Baylor's vice president for information technology and dean of Baylor Libraries. Media toured the $266-million, 45,000-seat facility on Monday, and Baylor rolled out its new Baylor In-Game football app --the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans as they sit in their seats. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped pitch and place these stories nationally and locally.)
BAYLOR'S NEW STADIUM IS 'BEYOND FABULOUS'
WFAA-TV (Dallas/Fort Worth) - By George Riba, August 18, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor's new McLane Stadium is ready for its inaugural game on Aug. 31 against SMU. Quoted are Brian Nicholson, vice president for facility planning and construction, Baylor Head Football Coach Art Briles and Baylor alumnus Dave Campbell, who has published Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine since 1960 and says the stadium is "beyond compare...beyond fabulous." Media were given a tour of the $266-million, 45,000-seat facility on Monday, and Baylor rolled out its new Baylor In-Game football app -- the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans as they sit in their seats. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped pitch and place these stories nationally and locally.)
MCLANE STADIUM '99.5% COMPLETE'
KWBU-FM - By Ryland Barton, August 18, 2014
AUDIO INCLUDED: Baylor's new McLane Stadium is ready for its inaugural game on Aug. 31 against SMU. Quoted are Brian Nicholson, vice president for facility planning and construction, and Louis Iaeger, a Baylor information systems senior and one of several student "WiFi Coaches" who will assist fans on game day with the new Baylor In-Game football app -- the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans as they sit in their seats. Media were given a tour of the $266-million, 45,000-seat facility on Monday. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story on KWBU.)
BAYLOR ANNOUNCES APP FOR IN-GAME REPLAYS ON MOBILE DEVICES
KVUE-TV (Austin), August 18, 2014
Baylor rolled out the new Baylor In-Game football app on Monday - the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans in the $266 million stadium. Quoted is John Garrison, associate athletic director for marketing at Baylor. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped pitch and place these stories nationally and locally.)
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY'S MCLANE STADIUM FEATURES EXTREME NETWORKS WI-FI AND BAYLOR IN-GAME APP BY YINZCAM TO BOOST FAN EXPERIENCE
IT Business, August 18, 2014
Baylor, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks Inc and YinzCam officially rolled out the Baylor In-Game App, the first college athletics application to provide instant replays from multiple views to Baylor fans, right at their seats, at McLane Stadium. This combination of Wi-Fi gear, software applications and content, sponsored by Baylor, is the same technology used by the world's leading professional sports teams. Quoted are Pattie Orr, Baylor's vice president for information technology, and John Garrison, assistant athletic director for marketing. The story includes the latest photo of McLane Stadium taken by Baylor photographer Matthew Minard. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped pitch and place these stories nationally and locally.)
FIVE THINGS BAYLOR FANS LEARNED AT THE MCLANE STADIUM MEDIA TOUR
The Dallas Morning News - By Shehan Jeyarajah , August 18, 2014
As Baylor hosted the final media tour of McLane Stadium before the stadium opens on Monday afternoon, the Dallas Morning News counts down five things that Baylor fans should know: 5) the Baylor in-game app, 4) extreme wi-fi, 3) awesome digs for football student-athletes, 2) stadium is built to hold in sound and 1) the stadium will be ready to go on time.
EVERYTHING'S BIGGER IN TEXAS COLLEGE FOOTBALL, INCLUDING THE MONEY
Dallas Business Journal - By Paul O'Donnell, August 15, 2014
A column by Paul O'Donnell, Dallas Business Journal editor-in-chief, addresses the economic impact of college football - and stadiums - in Texas. The photos of Baylor's new McLane Stadium were provided to the DBJ by Baylor Photography.
BAYLOR FOOTBALL PREVIEW: WITH NEW STADIUM READY, BEARS LOOKING TO STAY A 'SERIOUS NATIONAL PROGRAM'
Dallas Morning News - By Kate Hairopoulos, August 14, 2014
Baylor is just over two weeks away from football returning to campus in its gleaming, new $260 million McLane Stadium along I-35 and the banks of the Brazos River. From Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III's statue and sail-gating outside to the defending Big 12 champions playing inside, the program will just about have it all when the season opens Aug. 31 against SMU. Quoted in this story are Ian McCaw, Baylor vice president and athletic director, Bears head coach Art Briles and Bears quarterback Bryce Petty.
CITY ADDS LIGHTS, SIGNS ON RIVERWALK FOR BAYLOR GAME DAY
The Waco Tribune-Herald - By Stephanie Butts, August 12, 2014
Waco's Parks and Recreation Department is adding safety personnel, signs and lighting in time for the opening day Aug. 31 at Baylor's McLane Stadium, with the river pathway expected to be one of the most-trafficked entrances.
TECHNOLOGY DRIVES GAME-DAY EXPERIENCE AT MCLANE STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - By Regina Dennis, August 10, 2014
Article about innovative technology at Baylor's new on-campus McLane Stadium that will fuel game-day operations as well as give Baylor Bears the ultimate fan experience. Quoted are Nick Joos, Baylor's executive associate athletic director; Pattie Orr, Baylor vice president of information technology and dean of University Libraries; Brian Nicholson, vice president for facility, planning and construction; and Bob Hartland, associate vice president of information technology infrastructure.
EDITORIAL: BAYLOR RULES, POLICIES FOR NEW STADIUM PRIORITIZE GREATER WELFARE OF THE FANS
Waco Tribune-Herald, August 7, 2014
This editorial argues why some of the new rules set in place for McLane Stadium are important. "Like them or not, they're often crafted with broader aims than our personal, individual game-day priorities, generally with safety and security in mind."
BAYLOR SINGLE-GAME FOOTBALL TICKETS QUICKLY SELLING OUT
Waco Tribune-Herald - By Regina Dennis, August 6, 2014
Baylor sold 8,261 football game tickets Wednesday, 6,500 of which were purchased within 45 minutes of the box office opening, as the 10th ranked Baylor Bears prepare to open the 2014 season in the new on-campus McLane Stadium. Quoted in the story are Nick Joos, executive associate athletics director, and Matthew Johnson, associate athletics director for ticket operations.
WILL 'SAILGATING' BECOME NEW BAYLOR TRADITION?
San Antonio Express-News - By Joshua Fechter, August 4, 2014
Alex Dixon, a 2009 Baylor graduate who started the "Baylor Bearmada" Twitter account, said he expects to see dozens of his fellow boaters and Baylor fans on the river "sailgating" for the inaugural game at the new McLane Stadium Aug. 31, when Baylor plays Southern Methodist University. Also quoted is Nick Joos, Baylor's executive associate athletics director.
WACO: NEW STADIUM OPENS POSSIBILITY OF "SAILGATING"
KWTX-TV - By Bethany Moore, July 31, 2014
VIDEO: A story about a new kind of tailgating for boaters - "sailgaiting" - that comes with the opening of Baylor's new McLane Stadium this fall. Baylor graduate Chris Griesemer, B.B.A. '07, speaks about the excitement around `sailgating.'
OTHER BIG 12 HOTSPOTS DRAW GAME-DAY CROWDS DOWNTOWN
The Waco Tribune-Herald - By Steve Boggs, July 31, 2014
A school-by-school look at how Big 12 communities cater to game-day crowds outside the traditional tailgating experience. Baylor's McLane Stadium and Waco's newly proposed Austin Avenue experience are featured.
GAME ON TO ENERGIZE DOWNTOWN WACO: AUSTIN AVENUE COULD BE ABUZZ WHEN MCLANE STADIUM IS BUSY
The Waco Tribune-Herald - By Carl Hoover, July 31, 2014
This article focuses on Waco's GameDay Downtown, a new initiative spearheaded by the Waco Downtown Development Corp. and the Public Improvement District's advisory board. Organizers believe the initiative will lead to increased business for the city's restaurants, retail shops and entertainment venues during Baylor home games in the University's new McLane Stadium. "The game plan for GameDay," the article states, "centers on providing sufficient parking downtown and an efficient way of moving football fans to and from the stadium in a way that helps, not hurts, downtown businesses." Planners foresee increased foot traffic, live bands, vendors and food trucks along the route to the game.
PEDICAB SERVICE PLANNED FOR BAYLOR GAME DAY AND BEYOND
The Waco Tribune-Herald - By J.B. Smith, July 29, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Rick Allen, a former Waco city councilman, has bought and renovated five pedicab trailers in the hopes of starting a pedicab business in downtown Waco. His plan is to have them ready for Baylor's season opener Aug. 31 in the new McLane Stadium.
MCLANE STADIUM TO OFFER NEW PREMIUM FOOD WITH TRADITIONAL FARE
The Waco Tribune-Herald - By Regina Dennis, July 27, 2014
Feature on the new premium concession stand items that will be available for sale at McLane Stadium by Baylor's new athletics concession vendor Savor. Savor has been working on a custom concessions menu for the football stadium since January, creating five different types of food stations offering barbecue, Cajun and even Italian dishes to fulfill every fan's food craving.
BIG 12 FOOTBALL FACILITIES CONTINUE GROWTH SPURT
The Wichita (KS) Eagle - By Kellis Robbinett, July 26, 2014
Feature on Baylor's new McLane Stadium, which will be christened on the final day of August with a primetime Sunday game against SMU. A national television audience will get the rare opportunity to see one of the nation's top offenses play in college football's newest stadium.
NEW RULES IN BAYLOR STADIUM NEIGHBORHOOD ALLOW PARKING IN YARDS, NOT ON STREETS
Waco Tribune-Herald - By J.B. Smith, July 16, 2014
A new policy approved by the Waco City Council will allow driveway and lawn parking in neighborhoods near McLane Stadium on Baylor game days but will still prohibit street parking. Waco City Councilman Wilbert Austin calls the policy a "win-win" for the needs of the stadium and the neighbors.
GALAS, WEDDINGS PLANNED IN MCLANE STADIUM EVEN BEFORE OPENING
Waco Tribune-Herald - By Regina Dennis, July 15, 2014
Baylor University's inaugural football season at McLane Stadium has spurred rapid interest in booking the facility for private awards galas, conferences and fund-raising events, including by such nonprofit groups as Mission Waco and Avance.
AMERICAN IDOL WINNER PHILLIP PHILLIPS TO PERFORM AT BAYLOR'S TRADITIONS RALLY
FOX 44 - By Adriana Mendez, July 15, 2014
Baylor University's $260 million, 45,000-seat McLane Stadium will get its public debut Aug. 28 with fireworks and a free concert by 2012 "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips. A crowd of up to 25,000 is expected for the "Traditions Rally." The inaugural game will be Aug. 31. Quoted is Kevin P. Jackson, Ph.D., vice president for student life at Baylor. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
NEW STADIUM MEANS BIG BUSINESS FOR DOWNTOWN WACO
KWTX-TV, July 15, 2014
VIDEO: Story about current development in downtown Waco since construction began on Baylor's new McLane Stadium, which is expected to help stimulate riverfront development, revitalize downtown Waco and bring jobs and economic development to the region.
STEVE BOGGS: AUSTIN AVENUE HOLDS PROMISE AS HOME FOR BAYLOR FANS
The Waco Tribune-Herald - By Steve Boggs, July 13, 2014
In his Sunday column, Waco Tribune-Herald editor Steve Boggs writes about how local city officials and downtown businesses are working together to create a new tradition of drawing Baylor football fans -- both home and visiting -- into the downtown area before and after games. As Boggs writes, "The potential is limitless. It's a fledgling effort, more speculation than planning so far. That's because the sea change brought about by McLane Stadium's location must be absorbed by the community before long-range plans can be realized...It's a long way from here to there, but every journey starts with a first step."
NEW STADIUM CHANGING EVERYTHING AT BAYLOR
FOX Sports Southwest - By David Ubben, July 9, 2014
Two years ago, Art Briles had just stepped outside Baylor's football facility when a carload of fans from an out-of-state in-conference school stopped him in the parking lot.
SMARTPHONE APP TO STEER BAYLOR GAME-DAY CROWDS TO DOWNTOWN WACO
Waco Tribune-Herald - By J.B Smith, July 9, 2014
Downtown leaders are hoping to steer game-day traffic and dollars to the urban core by hitching onto a smartphone parking app Baylor University is preparing to debut.
ROBUST SPENDING MEANS ANOTHER BIG WACO SALES TAX REBATE
Waco Tribune-Herald - By Mike Copeland, July 9, 2014
The Waco/McLennan County economies continue to benefit from robust spending, with Waco this week receiving a sales tax rebate of $2.5 million.
BAYLOR PUTS FINISHING TOUCHES ON MCLANE STADIUM TURF
Waco Tribune-Herald, July 8, 2014
Workers install Baylor University's name in the end zone at the school's new McLane Stadium. The process should be complete by the end of the week.
BAYLOR INSTALLING RG3 STATUE AT NEW STADIUM
FOX Sports Southwest - By David Ubben, July 7, 2014
Baylor fans will be able to see Robert Griffin III at McLane Stadium for years to come. The program will be honoring its most famous face with a statue at the new stadium, which opens this fall.
NEW SIGNATURE BRAZOS BRIDGE DESIGN COULD BE MODEL FOR OTHERS NATIONWIDE
Waco Tribune-Herald - By J.B Smith, July 3, 2014
Community leaders gathered Wednesday at the new Interstate 35 bridges over the Brazos River to admire an innovative project completed on deadline pressure.
BRILES' BEARS TO PLAY IN NEW STADIUM
Stephenville Empire-Tribune - By Stuart Chilton, June 20, 2014
Sunday, Aug. 31, will be a big day on the Baylor University campus in Waco.
That's when the Baylor Bears, under the guidance of Head Football Coach Art Briles, will play their first football game at 6:30 p.m. at the new McLane Stadium.
WATER TAXI TO FERRY PASSENGERS TO BAYLOR STADIUM AND BEYOND
Waco Tribune-Herald - By J.B Smith, June 19, 2014
You can add "water taxi" to the growing list of options for getting to McLane Stadium.
COUNCIL DISCUSSES GAME-DAY PARKING, SHUTTLE PLANS FOR DOWNTOWN
Waco Tribune-Herald - By J.B Smith, June 18, 2014
Public safety and transit officials Tuesday assured Waco City Council that they are prepared for the first game Aug. 31 at Baylor University's new McLane Stadium, though they expect a few learning experiences.
GAME-DAY PLAN OFFERS PUBLIC PLENTY OF OPTIONS, ALL OF THEM MIGHTY GOOD
Waco Tribune-Herald, June 12, 2014
Tuesday's follow-up meeting of merchants, Baylor University officials and city leaders regarding the challenges of parking and transporting thousands of football fans to $260 million, state-of-the-art McLane Stadium on game days showed constructive democracy in action.
GETTING TO MCLANE STADIUM ON GAME DAY WILL BE HALF THE FUN
Waco Tribune-Herald - By Steve Boggs, June 1, 2014
Since construction began on the new 45,000-seat football stadium on the campus of Baylor University, it has been the center of attention in Waco.
BAYLOR PUTS OLD PLAYING SURFACE IN TAILGATING AREA OF NEW MCLANE STADIUM
KCENTV.com - By Chris Davis, May 21, 2014
Old meets new at Baylor's McLane Stadium. In the last week, the university finished installing pieces of turf from Floyd Casey Stadium at the new stadium.
MCLANE STADIUM SHOWS PROMISE IN ANTICIPATION OF FOOTBALL SEASON
Baylor Lariat - By Paula Ann Solis, May 21, 2014
There isn't any grass on the field at McLane Stadium, and few seats have been placed in the stands, yet project managers said they are sure in four months Baylor football will have its new home.
WITH MCLANE STADIUM RISING, FOOTBALL SEASON CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH
Waco Tribune-Herald - By John Werner, May 21, 2014
When Baylor took the media on a McLane Stadium tour a few months ago, I was wondering how it could possibly be finished for the season opener against SMU on Aug. 31.
BAYLOR PUTS OLD PLAYING SURFACE IN TAILGATING AREA OF NEW MCLANE STADIUM
Yahoo.com - May 20, 2014
Baylor, who will move from Floyd Casey to brand new McLane Stadium next season, had a better idea for its old playing surface.
'SAILGATING' ARMADA COULD BE NEW TRADITION AT BAYLOR STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - By J.B. Smith, May 18, 2014
As soon as Alex Dixon heard about the idea of "sailgating" at Baylor's new McLane Stadium, he was on board.
WORKERS SLICE, REMOVE FLOYD CASEY TURF
Waco Tribune-Herald - May 3, 2014
Workers began removing Floyd Casey Stadium's turf Friday for eventual use near the new $260 million McLane Stadium being built on the bank of the Brazos River.
BAYLOR EAGER FOR ERA OF NEW HOME TO KICK OFF
San Antonio Express-News - By Tim Griffin, April 30, 2014
Perhaps more than any Baylor fan, Brian Nicholson is looking forward to the opening of McLane Stadium.
SMG LOOKING FOR EVENT STAFF WORKERS AT MCLANE STADIUM
BaylorBears.com - March 25, 2014
Baylor University's new 45,000-seat McLane Stadium is seeking to hire full and part-time event staff for the 2014-15 academic year and will hold a job fair for interested individuals on April 29th, from 1-8 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY STADIUM MAKES A CAMPUS CONNECTION
Civil Engineering Magazine - By Jenny Jones, March 4, 2014
McLane Stadium's horseshoe shape will tie in visually with the rest of the Baylor University campus across the Brazos River, in Waco, Texas. Pedestrian bridges will provide the physical connection.
BAYLOR'S NEW MCLANE STADIUM WILL HOST PREGAME 'SAIL-GATING'
CBSSports.com - By Jerry Hinnen, Feb. 27, 2014
It looks like the Vol Navy might have some Big 12 company when it comes to on-the-water tailgating.
COUNCIL GETS DETAILS ON BOOKING PLANS FOR MCLANE STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - By J.B. Smith, Feb. 19, 2014
Everything from tractor pulls and concerts to club dining will keep Baylor's McLane Stadium humming year-round, stadium management officials told Waco City Council on Tuesday.
NEW FOOTBALL STADIUM TO GO GREENER
Baylor Lariat - Feb. 4, 2014
With opening day roughly seven months away, McLane Stadium is rapidly starting to take shape.
BAYLOR TO NAME NEW STADIUM IN HONOR OF MCLANE FAMILY
BaylorBears.com - Dec. 30, 2013
Baylor University announced today that it would name its new football stadium, McLane Stadium, after one of the most distinguished and generous alumni families in Baylor University history.
DRAYTON MCLANE: PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE WILL MELD BAYLOR STADIUM TO CAMPUS
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Drayton McLane, Guest Columnist - July 28, 2013
As a proud alumnus of Baylor University, I have long dreamt of the day when we would restore to the Baylor campus the strong tradition, celebration and pageantry of Baylor game day football.
MASONRY MAKES `ARCHITECTURAL STATEMENT' AT STADIUM
BaylorBears.com - By Jerry Hill, Baylor Bear Insider - July 26, 2013
Jim Heley can't escape the minute-by-minute reminders of the countdown clock that "tells us exactly how many days, hour, minutes and seconds" are left before the 2014 football season opener at the new riverfront, on-campus Baylor Stadium.
PAUL L. FOSTER MAKES HISTORIC GIFT FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL, BAYLOR STADIUM
BaylorBears.com - June 4, 2013
Baylor University announced today that the University has received a $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso, which represents the largest gift from a living alumnus in Baylor's history.
HELDENFELS TACKLES NEW BAYLOR STADIUM
The Concrete Producer - May 29, 2013
Heldenfels Enterprises Inc. (HEI) will supply precast concrete seating risers for Baylor University's new 45,000-seat stadium.
BAYLOR STADIUM CELEBRATES MILESTONES IN ADVANCE OF BRINGING FB BACK TO CAMPUS
Baylor Proud - May 8, 2013
How big a deal is Baylor Stadium for the university and the football program? A media tour of the construction site yesterday drew dozens of reporters and news crews from Waco and beyond who wanted to see how the Bears' new home is progressing.
BU SHOWS OFF STADIUM DEVELOPMENT, HITS FUNDRAISING MARK
Waco Tribune-Herald - by John Werner, May 8, 2013
Baylor University President Ken Starr announced Tuesday that private funding has hit the $100 million mark for the new on-campus football stadium that is scheduled to open in August 2014.
STADIUM 20 PERCENT COMPLETE; PRIVATE FUNDRASING HITS $100 MILLION
The Baylor Lariat - by Annie Carr, May 8, 2013
Sailgating, 168 concession stands, 45,000 seats and access to campus are just a few of the things to look forward to in the new, $250 million on-campus football stadium that is under construction on the Brazos River off Interstate 35 in Waco.
AMID GRIDLOCK, GRIEF, BAYLOR STADIUM PROVES BIG DREAMS CAN STILL WORK OUT
Waco Tribune-Herald- Editorials, May 8, 2013
During a Tuesday ceremony at which Baylor University officials updated others about fundraising for and construction of the $250 million on-campus Baylor Stadium, Brian Nicholson, associate vice president for facility planning and construction, noted that Austin Commercial-Flintco LLC construction crews and subcontractors are working around the clock to ensure that Baylor is set to play football there in August 2014.
NEW BAYLOR STADIUM CHANGES SCHOOL'S LANDSCAPE, OUTLOOK
YNN - by Rex Castillo, May 8, 2013
The Baylor community is ecstatic about the future of its football program. "People say, `I didn't know if I was going to live this long,'" Josh Beckham, a Baylor alumni, said. The excitement isn't about a new coach or new player. It's about the cranes and construction crews working hard on the new, $250 million football stadium.
BAYLOR STADIUM MILESTONES CELEBRATED
BaylorBears.com - May 7, 2013
With a backdrop of Baylor Stadium rising above the banks of the Brazos River, Baylor University today celebrated significant progress in both fundraising - at $100 million in private support - and construction on the University's $250 million on-campus football stadium which is slated to open in fall 2014.
NEW STADIUM CHANGES PERCEPTION OF BAYLOR
ESPN.com - by David Ubben, April 9, 2013
When Art Briles looks out the back window of his office, he can see the here and now in the immediate foreground: His practice field. Look a bit further, though, and there's a bunch of red dirt with the beginnings of a promising future sprouting from that dirt.
BBF RENEWAL WILL IMPACT SEATING FOR NEW STADIUM
Baylor Bear Insider - by Jerry Hill, March 29, 2013
While the opening of the new riverfront Baylor Stadium is roughly 17 months away, there is no better time than the present to "skip ahead in line" for your 2014 football season tickets.
EAST WACO RESIDENTS AIR CONCERNS ABOUT GAME-DAY TRAFFIC AT NEW BAYLOR STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Regina Dennis, December 12, 2012
Residents from the Olive Heights Association aired frustration Monday night that Baylor University has not been completely forthcoming about plans for their area, which soon will neighbor the school's new on-campus football stadium.
NEW BAYLOR STADIUM SUITES SELLING FAST
Baylor Athletics, December 7, 2012
Fueled by the enthusiasm of three consecutive bowl game appearances for the first time in school history, the sold-out sign has been placed on two of the four premium suite categories at the new 45,000-seat Baylor Stadium--as the six Founder's Suites and nine Midfield suites have all been sold, despite the fact that the Bears' first football game won't be played their until fall 2014.
WACO TO SELL LAND NEAR BAYLOR STADIUM AFTER TOXIC CLEANUP
Waco Tribune-Herald - by J.B. Smith, November 20, 2012
An expensive detox process is under way across the street from the front door of the new Baylor Stadium as contractors haul away thousands of tons of dirt contaminated by a former pesticide plant. But the city of Waco, which owns the 5-acre site, expects to come out ahead by selling it for development.
RIVERFRONT STADIUM CHANGING CITY'S IMAGE, PROSPECTS
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Bob Vickrey, Trib Board of Contributors, November 18, 2012
It seems to me that Baylor University's new riverfront football stadium, set to open in 2014, is about the biggest thing to hit Waco since some Texas Baptists reconsidered setting the campus up in Independence in 1845 and resettled the whole institution in Waco in 1887.
BAYLOR STADIUM GETS MUCH-NEEDED OK FROM U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Waco Tribune-Herald - by J.B. Smith, November 10, 2012
The new Baylor Stadium project has received its regulatory permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ahead of schedule, keeping the project on track for an August 2014 opening.
BAYLOR STADIUM FOUNDERS HONORED FOR HELPING BRING FOOTBALL BACK TO CAMPUS
The Baylor Proud Team - November 5, 2012
VIDEO: It takes a lot of hands to get something as big as a stadium from idea to reality. You could credit any number of folks with playing a large part in helping bring Baylor Stadium to life, from Robert Griffin III and Art Briles to Ken Starr and Ian McCaw.
TXDOT CAMERA RECORDS BAYLOR STADIUM, I-35 CONSTRUCTION
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Lowell Brown, October 25, 2012
The Texas Department of Transportation recently activated a camera perched atop the eight-story Clifton Robinson Tower that will track the construction of Baylor Stadium. The camera takes still shots that are posted five times a day to the TxDOT's website, allowing the public to monitor progress in real time.
NEXT STEP TOWARDS NEW STADIUM
KWTX-TV, October 15, 2012
VIDEO LINK: Infrastructure work on sewer and utility lines is under way at the site of the new on-campus Baylor Stadium.
WACO LOOKS TO EAST SIDE RIVER TRAILS TO BOOST DEVELOPMENT
Waco Tribune-Herald - by J.B. Smith, October 14, 2012
Waco leaders are betting on trails as a first step in turning the Brazos River's east bank into a destination for recreation and development. Baylor is planning to build more than 1,500 feet of riverside trail to complement the new football stadium, as well as a 35-foot-wide footbridge across the Brazos River, according to Brian Nicholson, Baylor's associate vice president for facilities, planning and construction.
RESIDENTS HEAR FROM TXDOT ON BAYLOR STADIUM CONCERNS
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Cindy V. Culp, August 21, 2012
About 50 people who live near the new Baylor Stadium site attended a meeting Monday to learn more about how planned highway construction in the area will affect the neighborhood.
WACO TAX ZONE FUNDS APPROVED FOR BAYLOR STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Tommy Witherspoon, August 8, 2012
Baylor University's first Heisman Trophy soon will have a new resting place with Tuesday's final vote by Waco City Council to award $35 million in special tax funds for Baylor's new football stadium on the Brazos River.
BAYLOR, WACO OFFICIALS SAY LIMITED PARKING TO ENHANCE GAME-DAY EXPERIENCE
Waco Tribune-Herald - by J.B. Smith, July 29, 2012
At first glance, the design for the new Baylor Stadium set to open on the banks of the Brazos in two years might seem to be marred by a miscalculation: It includes only 2,500 parking spaces for 45,000 fans. But Baylor officials say the limited parking is strategic, calculated to bring the game-day experience to Baylor campus and downtown Waco. It also means fans should be ready for some exercise.
KEY ASPECTS OF PROPOSED STADIUM PRESENTED AT CHAMBER BANQUET
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Mike Copeland, July 28, 2012
Baylor University's proposed new on-campus football stadium should prove welcoming to fans and intimidating to opponents, as its steep sides will create walls of noise but better sight lines than Floyd Casey Stadium.
NEW BAYLOR STADIUM: HOW AN UNLIKELY DREAM BECAME A REALITY
Waco Tribune-Herald - by J.B. Smith and Regina Dennis, July 22, 2012
By the time the Baylor Stadium Express hit Baylor's board of regents meeting last week, it was rolling with unstoppable force. The unanimous vote Thursday for the $250 million stadium was deemed so inevitable that Baylor already had begun testing work on the site and torn down a hotel to make room for it.
REGENTS GIVE CONDITIONAL GO-AHEAD TO RIVERFRONT STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - by J.B. Smith, July 20, 2012
Baylor University regents Thursday unanimously approved a $250 million riverfront football stadium they said would boost the prominence of the Bears and their Waco hometown.
TIF BOARD OKS $35 MILLION CONTRIBUTION TO BAYLOR STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - by J.B. Smith, July 12, 2012
A $35 million public contribution to the Baylor University stadium project passed the downtown Tax Increment Financing Zone No. 1 board unanimously Wednesday and now heads to Waco City Council for final approval.
EDITORIAL: $35 MILLION TIF GRANT TO BAYLOR STADIUM IS RIGHT FOR DOWNTOWN
Waco Tribune-Herald - July 11, 2012
If taxpayers' hearts skipped a beat at the idea of the downtown Tax Increment Financing board granting $35 million to Baylor University for its proposed, state-of-the-art stadium, it's a testament to this community's conservative temperament.
TIF BOARD TO VOTE ON GIVING $35M TO BAYLOR STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - by J.B. Smith, July 10, 2012
The downtown Tax Increment Financing board Wednesday will consider giving $35 million in public funds toward Baylor University's proposed football stadium on the Brazos River.
LEADERS BREAK GROUND FOR NEW I-35 BRIDGES OVER BRAZOS RIVER
Waco Tribune-Herald - by J.B. Smith, July 7, 2012
As state and local leaders Friday hailed the bottleneck-breaking project to widen the Interstate 35 bridge over the Brazos River, construction workers prepared to tackle an intricate job on a tight deadline.
BAYLOR STADIUM COULD BRING BIG BUCKS TO LOCAL ECONOMY
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Mike Copeland, June 22, 2012
Baylor University's proposed new on-campus football stadium would have a cumulative impact of $22.8 billion on the local economy across 20 years, according to a report by Waco-based economist Ray Perryman.
SHEILA & WALTER UMPHREY MAKE SIGNIFICANT GIFT TO BAYLOR STADIUM
BaylorBears.com, May 17, 2012
Baylor University announced today that it has received a major gift from Sheila and Walter Umphrey, BBA '59, JD '65, of Beaumont, for Baylor Stadium, the university's new on-campus football stadium.
JOHN EDDIE WILLIAMS MAKES GIFT TO NEW FOOTBALL STADIUM
BaylorBears.com, May 9, 2012
Baylor University announced today that the university has received a major gift from John Eddie Williams Jr., BBA '76, JD '78, of Houston for Baylor Stadium. This generous gift, which ranks among the top 5 capital gifts in university history, will support construction of the university's new on-campus football stadium to be built alongside the Brazos River.
NEW BAYLOR STADIUM COULD REVILATIZE WACO BUSINESS
KXXV.com - by Noel Brennan, May 3, 2012
A massive construction project on the horizon in Waco is fueling development along the Brazos River front. Businesses like Outdoor Waco are already banking on the appeal of the future Baylor Stadium.
TXDOT PLEDGES TO AID WITH TRAFFIC ISSUES AROUND NEW BAYLOR STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Mike Copeland, April 12, 2012
The Texas Department of Transportation will do everything it can to help Baylor University open its new $250 million football stadium near Interstate 35 and the Brazos River by fall 2014.
MCLANE PLEDGES LARGE DONATION TO BAYLOR FOR ON-CAMPUS STADIUM
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Cindy V. Culp, March 14, 2012
Baylor University's push to build an on-campus football stadium entered a more aggressive phase Tuesday as the school announced a major donation to the project and floated the idea that the stadium could be ready for the 2014 football season.
NEW BAYLOR STADIUM? SAY 'THANKS, RG3'
ESPN.com - by David Ubben, March 14, 2012
You hear it often when anyone talks about Baylor's Heisman winner, Robert Griffin III. "It's hard to put into words just what he's meant to the university," they say. Indeed, it's true.
LARGEST FINANCIAL GIFT IN SCHOOL HISTORY TO FUND NEW BAYLOR STADIUM
CBSSports.com - by Jerry Hinnen, March 13, 2012
Baylor has announced a sizable financial gift from Bear alum and former Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr. that will spearhead the fundraising drive for a new on-campus football stadium built along the Brazos River--and judging from the newest artist's renderings of the proposed project released Tuesday, success on that fundraising trail might give the Bears one of the most spectacular stadiums in the country.
NEW BAYLOR STADIUM LIKE TO USE LOCAL SUBCONTRACTORS
Waco Tribune-Herald - by Mike Copeland, March 14, 2012
No general contractor in Waco could build a $250 million football stadium for Baylor University, but local construction companies think whoever erects it will use local subcontractors, officials said Tuesday.
BAYLOR LANDS HUGE FINANIAL GIFT FOR NEW STADIUM
NBCSports.com - by John Taylor, March 13, 2012
And, if the artist renderings are any indication, said gift will be put to spectacular use.