Brick Wall In Baylor’s New Stadium Is Actually Just A Big Tarp (Photos)

by NESN Staff

September 1, 2014

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.

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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.

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Undaunted by their stadium’s bold act of deception, Baylor rolled to a 45-0 victory.

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