Baylor University unveiled its brand-new football stadium this weekend, and we’re not gonna lie, it’s pretty sweet.
The 45,150-seat McLane Stadium is situated right next to the Brazos River in Waco, Texas, and cost roughly $266 million to build.
Not included in that budget, apparently, were actual bricks for the walls on the sidelines.
Yet the powers that be apparently wanted a “bricky” feel for the team’s season opener against SMU on Sunday, so they decided to just slap a big old tarp that looked like a row of bricks over the walls.
Ok, new Baylor stadium is nice, but did you know the bricks you see on TV aren't real? http://t.co/v7TvwDKsR8—
Matt Barber (@dixiefriedsport) August 31, 2014
Pretty clever, right?
Robert Griffin III certainly didn’t seem to mind. The former Bears star was in town for the unveiling of his very own 9-foot-6-inch statue, and he took a trip down to the sidelines to take an epic selfie with the Baylor student section in front of the impostor bricks.
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 01, 2014
Undaunted by their stadium’s bold act of deception, Baylor rolled to a 45-0 victory.