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Thursday, May 17, 2012
TCU sets season ticket record with sellout

By David Ubben

TCU will have a new league and a new stadium this fall.

It will also have a new record for season ticket sales.

The Horned Frogs announced Wednesday that they had sold out of an allotted 30,000 season tickets, shattering the school record of 22,500 sold for the 2011 season.

The new Amon G. Carter Stadium will seat about 45,000.

TCU set the old mark on the heels of a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin, but rejoining old Southwest Conference rivals has the Horned Frogs fan base fired up.

"We are incredibly proud of the Horned Frog Nation," TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said in a statement. "With the momentum in our program under (head coach) Gary Patterson, the new Amon G. Carter Stadium set to open this fall and the excitement throughout TCU, Fort Worth and the entire Metroplex with our Big 12 membership, this is an incredible time to be a Horned Frog."

There's no doubt about that. Good times in Fort Worth these days.