Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion

Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion

Located along the banks of the Brazos River on the west side of Interstate 35, the Paul & Alejandra Foster Pavilion is designed to elevate our home court advantage. The new facility will become home to Baylor’s championship men's and women's basketball teams. By creating a more engaged and energized atmosphere, the Foster Pavilion will enhance the experiences of our fans.

This innovative project will spark a transformation of Baylor's presence on the riverfront of University Parks Drive. Just across the interstate from the new Mark & Paula Hurd Family Welcome Center, this transformative building will bolster the campus landscape.

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Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion

At a capacity of 7,000+, fans will feel closer to the action and make a dynamic impact on the competition. Fans will be welcomed by an energetic atmosphere, cultivated by both the Baylor and Waco communities.

Project Renderings

As a stop on the Riverwalk, the pavilion will be woven into the established traditions of the Waco Community. Our fans can enjoy time at local businesses before taking in a game.

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Reserve Your Seat

The construction of the Foster Pavilion is due to the unwavering support of our loyal donors who continue to amplify the mission of Preparing Champions for Life. To participate in Foster Pavilion seat selection, there are two phases - Phase 1 participants will select seats, in order of respective tiers, before Phase 2.

Phases and Capital Tiers

Phase 1:

  • Gift designation is to the Give Light Capital Fund and can be given over a maximum of 5 years
  • All capital gifts are tax deductible
  • Ranking within each tier will be based upon Baylor Bear Foundation priority ranking system
  • Capital gifts are separate from Bear Foundation membership and season ticket cost
  • Deadline to make a gift to be placed into Phase 1 is March 31, 2023

Phase 2

  • Season ticket holders who do not make a capital gift will be prioritized based on Baylor Bear Foundation priority ranking system
  • Those interested in purchasing new season tickets can complete an interest form here
Learn More about the Foster Pavilion
Mar
23
2022
To the most recent generation of Baylor Family members, the Foster name is synonymous with campus growth and exciting new facilities. The Paul L. Foster Success Center brought academic and career counseling and support together in Sid Rich back in 2007, and the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation provided a stunning new home for the …
Feb
3
2022
WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2022) – Baylor University today announced a significant milestone as gifts and pledges to the Give Light Campaign have surpassed the initial goal of $1.1 billion, marking the campaign as the largest and most successful fundraising effort in the University’s 177-year history.
Feb
1
2022
WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2022) – Baylor University today announced Paul (BBA ’79) and Alejandra Foster of El Paso, Texas, as the recipients of the 2022 Baylor University Founders Medal.
Dec
21
2021
Baylor University and the City of Waco have announced an initial agreement to partner on the riverfront location of the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion, which like its football predecessor McLane Stadium will be in the highest visibility area of the city's growing Riverfront district.
Nov
13
2021
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2021) – Baylor University today announced the naming of the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion in honor of Paul (BBA ’79) and Alejandra Foster, of El Paso, Texas. The naming is in recognition of Paul and Alejandra’s gift of $100 million in 2019 to the Give Light Campaign, which launched the public fundraising campaign for the Basketball Pavilion, home to Baylor’s National Championship basketball teams.
May
13
2021
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2021) – Baylor University today announced a leadership gift to the Baylor Basketball Pavilion from Paula Hurd, marking progress on the Pavilion and surpassing the $1 billion milestone for the Give Light Campaign, the most the University has ever raised during one campaign effort.
Jul
17
2019
WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents, students and friends during the recently completed fiscal year (June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019) exceeded $243 million, a period coinciding with the successful public launch of the University’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign.
May
7
2019
May 7, 2019 Baylor University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades announced Tuesday a significant lead gift toward the construction of a new basketball facility, one of the signature projects in the Athletics Master Plan portion of the university's $1.1 billion Give Light campaign. This news follows the recent announcement of the largest current gift in university history – $100 million provided by a generous anonymous donor in support of the university-wide Give Light campaign. A portion of this transformational gift will create a pathway to bring a new fieldhouse-concept, currently called the Baylor Basketball Pavilion, to fruition.