Stand back: TCU's stadium set to tumble

TCU's Amon G; Carter Stadium has stood tall in one form or another in Fort Worth for 80 years. It will take minutes for it to come tumbling down to set the stage for a $105 million renovation that project that will bring the old yard up to start-of-the-art standards.

Austin Commercial, the general contractor in charge of the stadium renovation, will implode the high-rising West grandstand of the stadium at 8 a.m. on Dec. 5.

TCU will announce viewing locations for the implosion in the near future.

Work on the stadium is set to begin shortly after the nation's third-ranked Horned Frogs complete their home schedule on Saturday. TCU plays San Diego State at 3 p.m. The renovation is scheduled to be

complete by the beginning of the 2012 season.