Baylor to name new stadium for McLane family

Baylor University says its new football stadium will be called

McLane Stadium in honor of alumnus Drayton McLane Jr. and his

family.

McLane, former owner of the Houston Astros, is a 1958 Baylor

grad and former regents chairman.

It was announced in March 2012 that McLane’s family had given

the school the largest capital gift ever – more than $20 million –

toward the stadium, which will open next season.

The sixth-ranked Bears make their first Bowl Championship Series

appearance when they play No. 15 UCF in the Fiesta Bowl on

Wednesday night.

The 45,000-seat, $260 million stadium is under construction on a

93-acre site at the intersection of Interstate 35 and the Brazos

River. The McLane gift propelled the school to successful

fundraising for the stadium.