Frogs sell out of football season tickets

The move to the Big 12 and a totally renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium have elevated TCU football to the big time, and Horned Frogs fans are ponying up to be a part of it this fall.

The school announced Wednesday that it has sold out of season tickets, having hit a school-record 30,000.

It's the third consecutive season that TCU has set a new season-ticket mark, with 22,500 sold in 2011 eclipsing the 19,143 in 2010.

"We are incredibly proud of the Horned Frog Nation," TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said in 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.

"We truly thank everyone for allowing us to achieve this milestone."

TCU has sold out its last eight home games and 10 of the last 14. The Frogs open the landmark 2012 season at home Sept. 8 against Grambling State and play their first home Big 12 game Oct. 6 against Iowa State.

TCU's 2012 football schedule

Sept. 8 vs. Grambling State

Sept. 15 at Kansas*

Sept. 22 vs. Virginia

Sept. 29 at SMU

Oct. 6 vs. Iowa State*

Oct. 13 at Baylor*

Oct. 20 vs. Texas Tech*

Oct. 27 at Oklahoma State*

Nov. 3 at West Virginia*

Nov. 10 vs. Kansas State*

Nov. 24 at Texas*

Dec. 1 vs. Oklahoma*

*Big 12 game