Gameday at McLane Stadium
Located across the Law School on the banks of the Brazos River, the $266-million McLane Stadium is the new home of Baylor football. The stadium's inaugural game against SMU opened the 2014 season to a sold out crowd of over 45,000 people. Crowds of tailgaters could be seen on both sides of the river, as well as numerous sailgating fans in the Brazos. The Sheila and Walter Umphrey Bridge, practically located in the law center’s back yard, supplied a steady stream of eager Bear fans to the newly opened stadium.
During the pre-game ceremonies, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and Heisman Trophy winner and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III unveiled a nine-and-a-half foot tall bronze statue of RGIII located in the stadium’s South Plaza facing the Brazos River. Former U.S. President George W. Bush was among the many dignitaries in attendance.
The Bears shutout SMU with a final score of 45-0 in their opening game at McLane Stadium. Winning with a final score of 70-6, Baylor's second game in the new home of the Bears resulted in an equally impressive blowout of Northwestern State in front of another 45,034 cheering fans. The Bears' next home game against TCU takes place during Baylor Law's 2014 Alumni Weekend on October 11.
SIC 'EM BEARS!