Baylor Stadium News
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.