What if you were told that one of the FBS schools from the great state of Texas and the Big 12 Conference that has played in the Fiesta Bowl and the Cotton Bowl in the last two seasons and has a two-year old stadium, how many seats would you expect this new stadium to have? 80,000? 90,000?
How about 45,000? That is what the Baylor Bears have in their sparkling new on-campus stadium on the Brazos River in Waco, Texas. After 65 seasons of playing four miles away from campus, McLane Stadium opened for 2014. In both their final year at their old venue and the first season at their new digs, the Bears have won the Big 12 Conference Championship.
McLane Stadium is named for Drayton McLane the alum that wrote a big check to get it built. It is one of three college stadiums accessible by boat. The other two are Neyland Stadium, the home of the Tennessee Volunteers and Husky Stadium, the home of the Washington Huskies.
McLane Stadium has the capability of expanding to 55,000 and if the Bears keep playing as well as they have under Coach Art Briles, that expansion may be happening soon. McLane Stadium has a brand new (of course its new) video board in the end zone facing the Brazos, which makes it one of college football’s best views.
With 45,000 seats, there are only great views in McLane Stadium in its horseshoe shaped stands. Anywhere you sit is going to be close to the action as you enjoy your favorite concession items such as brisket, a po boy sandwich from Creoles or traditional favorites like burgers, hot dogs, pizzas or chicken tenders. You can also get a churro, chicken Parmesan, blackened chicken wraps or delicious kettle corn. McLane Stadium is a great place for the foodie!
While you enjoy your eats, you will also be watching one of the most prolific scoring offenses in college football. Baylor runs the no-huddle offense as well as anyone does which means that you will see more football for your buck and less standing around. The football fan in you has to love this!
The Big 12 Conference has many of the game’s most prestigious programs such as Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, TCU and West Virginia who regularly come to Waco to take on the Bears.
This year’s Baylor home schedule includes Lamar, Rice, West Virginia, Iowa State, Oklahoma and Texas. If you want to catch one of these games you’d better get your tickets now, as these will sell out quickly!
The Oklahoma and Texas games will be huge games on this season’s college football schedule, possibly having national championship playoff implications. You can watch these great games in the comfort of new stadium chairs with back and arm rests in one of college football’s newest and cleanest stadiums. Don’t miss out on the excitement of Baylor Bears football at McLane Stadium in 2015!
Baylor football has produced some of the NFL’s biggest stars such as Mike Singletary, Robert Griffin III, Matt Bryant, and Terrance Williams. More Baylor NFL stars are sure to come as they continue to compete at the top of the FBS!
McLane Stadium is one of those places college football fans need to experience! Don’t Delay! Get your tickets today!