Baylor to name new stadium for McLane family

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm •  Published: December 30, 2013
Advertisement
;

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University says its new football stadium will be called McLane Stadium in honor of alumnus Drayton McLane Jr. and his family.

McLane, former Houston Astros owner, is a 1958 Baylor grad and former regents chairman.

It was announced in March 2012 that McLane's family had given the school the largest capital gift ever — more than $20 million — toward the stadium, which will open next season.

The sixth-ranked Bears make their first Bowl Championship Series appearance when they play No. 15 UCF in the Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday night.

The 45,000-seat, $260 million stadium is now under construction on a 93-acre at the intersection of Interstate 35 and the Brazos River. The McLane gift propelled the school to successful fundraising for the stadium.


Advertisement


Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Hotel leaves Oklahoma City Thunder opponents telling ghost stories
  2. 2
    Check out the Thunder postseason playlist
  3. 3
    VIDEO: Blake Griffin dumps water on a fan
  4. 4
    Oklahoma City Thunder: Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes calls drug suspension unfair
  5. 5
    Dave Chappelle Reveals Shockingly Buff New Look
+ show more