Before and after: TCU

December 2022


By: Now.Town

TCU has undergone radical changes over the past two decades.

Use the arrow keys on the images or on your keyboard to see before and after of each area.

Amon G. Carter Stadium has undergone multiple significant expansions, the baseball stadium was relocated, and Schollmier Arena was given a massive upgrade and expansion. Just recently, plans were announced for an expansion of the Athletics Human Performance Center. The 2019 image shows the field prepped for the Armed Forces Bowl.

A closer view at the football stadium. In 2001, TCU was in it's first year in the CUSA after leaving the WAC and the team was playing its first full year under new head coach Gary Patterson. In the following years the stadium underwent multiple major expansions, including a $112 project which rebuilt most of the stadium from 2010-2012 and a new tower with suites and boxes on the east side from 2019-2020.

The Worth Hills area, home to TCU's greek life dormitories, was completely rebuilt from 2012 to 2019. The new village hosts 1,300+ beds. Other additions include a 1,200-space parking garage and the King Family Commons.

The school's athletic fields are mostly concentrated on the Southwest side of the campus. The most notable change is the addition of the Charlie and Marie Lupton Baseball Stadium at Williams-Reilly Field.

The east core of campus has also seen significant development, including the Rees-Jones Hall (2014), Steve and Sarah Smith Entrepreneurs Hall in (2003), Grandmarc (2006), Spencer Hays Hall (2019/2020), and the TCU Campus Store (2008). The latter replaced the bookstore which burned in 2006. Between 2000 and 2022 TCU's student body grew from around 7,600 to 12,200.

Perhaps the most drastic change is the Campus Commons, which has become the heart of the school. Previously mostly occupied by parking lots, the commons was rebuilt into a park-like setting lined with dormitory halls, bookended by the new Brown-Lupton University Union and Clarence and Kerry Scharbauer Hall. The commons also gave a new home to Frog Fountain.

The northeast side of the campus has expanded several blocks into the surrounding neighborhood.
Additions include the Fine Arts Building (2019) and the TCU Music Center and Van Cliburn Concert Hall (2021).

As the school runs out of room for new expansion, attention has turned to the East side of the campus. A new 150-room Hyatt Place hotel with a rooftop bar opened in early 2021. In late 2022 plans were announced for a new East campus commons, which will add more housing and a new dining hall on the block bounded by Bowie, Lowden, Merida and Lubbock. Groundbreaking is expected early next year.

All images via Google Earth.