• Baylor Stadium debut just 18 months away

    Baylor Stadium construction, Feb. 2013

    If everything continues to run according to plan, we’re now less than 18 months from the debut of Baylor Stadium as the new home for Baylor football.

    On Aug. 30, 2014, the Bears are scheduled to host SMU in the first BU home game to be played on campus since 1935. [Check out this photo gallery of Baylor football’s homes through the years, compiled by the Texas Collection, then read up on the Bears’ new home in this Baylor Magazine feature from last fall.]

    Construction is obviously well underway, easily visible to the 42-million+ drivers who annually head up and down I-35. For those who don’t pass through Waco on a regular basis, TXDOT and KWTX have set up webcams that show live shots of the construction site.

    You can be a part of the Baylor Stadium project by giving to the Baylor Stadium Bricks Campaign; for gifts ranging from $1,250 down to just $175, fans can have a custom message inscribed on a brick to be placed at the new facility. It’s been fun to see stories online of friends, former BU roommates, even tailgate groups pitching in together to purchase one or more bricks as a group.

    Between now and then, of course, there’s still one final season to be played at Floyd Casey Stadium. Fans can renew their season tickets for 2013 starting March 12, and new season tickets will go on sale March 18. See you at Floyd Casey this fall, and at Baylor Stadium in 2014!

    Sic ’em, Bears!

    [Photo above comes from @TruthorBear247, taken Feb. 16, 2013]
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