Sustainability Statistics


  • Located on the Brazos riverfront, the landscape design for the McLane stadium improves the ecological and social potentials of the site. 
  • The design accommodates flood plain function, conserving an aquatic ecosystem.
  • The project redevelops a degraded site and restores ecological conditions.
  • Geotextiles and native plants are used for erosion control.
  • A predesign site assessment was conducted allowing for the conservation of healthy soils and the amendment of others.


  • Invasive species were controlled and managed on-site. Native plant species were chosen and planted with consideration to reference communities and water usage. This fostered habitat creation and biodiversity.
  • Plants are allowed to go to seed/flower life.
  • Annual planting was avoided.
  • 855 trees were planted on-site.


  • The site mitigates runoff while allowing storm water to be featured as an amenity.
  • Trees potential for intercepting water equals 425,000 gallons, which is equal to the water used by 425 American residents in one day.*
  • Outdoor water usage is reduced.
  • The quality of existing water bodies was improved.
  • The project will respond exceptionally to a major flood.  

Carbon, Energy + Air

  • The project sources regional materials.
  • The trees sequester 102,000 pounds of carbon annually, which offsets 12.5 cars per year.**
  • The Brazos River is optimized as a cooling device for the outdoor space which can reach temperatures of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. People seeking respite from the heat can jump in the water.


  • Since the project’s implementation, property values have increased. The Brazos River in Waco, TX has become a recreational destination.
  • By using the Brazos River as an amenity, fans can purchase a seasonal boat slip for $3,000 a season. 


  • The project offers optimum accessibility, safety, and wayfinding for guests.
  • On game day, the site has upwards of 55,000 visitors.
  • The project includes 475 on-site tailgating spaces and 18 boat slips.
  • A new tradition, called “sailgating” or tailgating on boats at the edge of the stadium, has created a playful and fun new way to prepare for a football game.
* The tree average for water interception is 500 gallons. American’s use an average of 100 gallons of water per day (EPA’s water trivia facts)
**120 pounds of CO2 per tree annually (This number is based on an average from the National Tree Benefits Calculator) One car produces an average of 8,320 pounds of CO2 per year. (The Code of Federal Regulations - 40 CFR 600.113)
McLane Stadium at Baylor University
McLane Stadium at Baylor University
McLane Stadium at Baylor University
McLane Stadium at Baylor University
McLane Stadium at Baylor University
McLane Stadium at Baylor University

McLane Stadium at Baylor University Sustainability Statistics McLane Stadium at Baylor University