McLane Stadium

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For the similarly named baseball stadium, see Drayton McLane Baseball Stadium at John H. Kobs Field.
McLane Stadium
McLane Stadium facingsouth7.16.14.jpg
McLane Stadium south endzone construction photo July 16, 2014
Location Waco, Texas
Coordinates 31°33′30″N 97°06′57″W / 31.5582°N 97.1157°W / 31.5582; -97.1157Coordinates: 31°33′30″N 97°06′57″W / 31.5582°N 97.1157°W / 31.5582; -97.1157
Broke ground September 15, 2012[1]
Opened August 29, 2014
Owner Baylor University
Operator Baylor University
Construction cost $250 million[2]
Architect Populous[3]
Structural engineer Buro Happold[4]
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.[5]
General contractor Flintco/Austin Commercial[6]
Capacity 45,000
(expandable to 55,000)
Baylor Bears (NCAA) (2014–present)

McLane Stadium is a football stadium in Waco, Texas, that is under construction. It will be owned and operated by Baylor University. Originally named "Baylor Stadium," it was announced in December 2013, that the name would be changed to McLane Stadium in honor of business magnate Drayton McLane Jr., who provided the lead gift to kick-start the project.[7] It is currently due to open in 2014 and will have a capacity of 45,000 spectators (42,000 fixed seats + 3,000 standing room) and would be expandable to 55,000 spectators.[8] It will be the home of the Baylor Bears football team.[3] It will replace Floyd Casey Stadium as the current home of the Bears in 2014.


The stadium will contain 39 suites, 74 Loge boxes, 1,200 outdoor club seats, 3,000 Baylor Line seating, and 6,700 total student designated seating.[9]


The first game that will take place at the stadium will be a high school game between Aledo High School and Cedar Park High School on August 29, 2014.[10] Baylor will host SMU in its first game at the stadium on August 31, 2014.[10]




  1. ^ Cherry, Brice (September 15, 2012). "Baylor-Sam Houston Notebook: Florence Shows Flashes of RG". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Werner, John (November 5, 2011). "Baylor Regents to Study Viability of On-Campus Stadium". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Hill, Jerry (November 5, 2011). "On-Campus Stadium Getting a Closer Look". Baylor Bear Insider. Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Baylor University Stadium". Buro Happold. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Collegiate Sports Project Descriptions". M-E Engineers, Inc. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Copeland, Mike (July 28, 2012). "Key Aspects of Proposed Baylor Stadium Presented at Chamber Banquet". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ Dennis, Regina (December 31, 2013). "Name of New Baylor Football Stadium Changed to McLane Stadium". Waco Tribune-Herald. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Ubben, David (March 13, 2012). "Baylor Closer to On-Campus Stadium". ESPN. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Baylor Stadium - Stadium Facts". Baylor University. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Wixon, Matt (March 5, 2014). "Aledo Will Play Cedar Park in First Game at Baylor’s New McLane Stadium". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 

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