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Architect

Populous, Kansas City, Mo.

Contractor

Austin Commercial, Dallas, Texas

Flintco, Tulsa, Okla.

Groundbreaking

Sept. 15, 2012

Site

93 acres; includes 10 acres for new track facilities

Construction cost

$266 million

Stadium square footage

860,000

Stadium seating capacity (football)

45,140

Construction

39 exterior steel columns, 42 inches in diameter by 115 feet tall.

3,164 tons of structural steel

459,000 bricks and 507,898 concrete masonry blocks used in construction, installed at a rate of 15,000 per week each.

330,000 square feet of sidewalks on site.

147,000 square feet of canopy covering seating section.

38 serrated walls, each one approximately 65 feet tall, 50 feet long and 3 feet wide.

2.2 million man-hours, as of Aug. 1, 2014 (est.)

Amenities

Six Founders Suites with lounge, private elevator and private parking garage.

51 loge boxes, 30 four-person boxes, 14 eight-person boxes and seven 12-person boxes.

36 suites, complete with a lounge

10 total elevators, including one freight elevator.

Four escalators, limited to club patrons

Press box

140 seats for writing press, plus national TV broadcast booth. Private restrooms, two dedicated elevators.

Student seating

8,000 total reserved for students, 7,500 goal line to goal line in lower section of visitor sideline.

Sources: Baylor University, Flintco Construction, Austin Commercial Construction.

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