The Baylor University campus in Waco, Texas, is about to undergo a major transformation with the addition of a new on-campus football stadium. The innovative riverfront stadium will offer one of the most unique fan experiences in all of intercollegiate athletics. EarthCam's construction cameras will be on site for the length of this significant project, documenting progress from foundation to completion.
Baylor football has been off-campus since 1936. The strong desire from Baylor Nation to move their Bears on campus was a major factor for construction of the new stadium. Baylor Athletics selected three of EarthCam's construction cameras – one live streaming camera and two high-definition megapixel cameras – to document the progress for this significant development project. Each camera offers a unique perspective of the site, enabling project teams to view activity remotely in real-time, while documenting the entire process for time-lapse photography. A robotic megapixel camera will automatically pan the jobsite each day, generating an impressive 360° panoramic look at the landscape.
The new state-of-the-art facility will boast 45,000 seats, which will be filled with fans cheering on their Baylor Bears. This stadium will be the largest project in Central Texas history and will provide a significant economic boost for the area, with new hotels, restaurants and shops expected to open to better serve game-day crowds. Baylor Athletics is generating buzz and excitement for their new stadium by sharing live streaming views on their website. Students, alumni and fans can stay up-to-date on the new stadium’s progress, explore the image archives and even share their favorite images on Facebook and Twitter. Experience live views at BaylorBears.com. “Our fans will be excited to follow the construction of the new Baylor Stadium through EarthCam until we open the doors in 2014,” said Baylor Executive Associate A.D./External Affairs, Nick Joos. “The EarthCam technology is cutting edge, and we look forward to adding a third camera once power is available on-site to give everyone an even closer view of the stadium as it is built.”
When the new stadium is complete, EarthCam's time-lapse producers and editors will comb through the thousands of captured images to create a cinematic time-lapse movie. The time-lapse will showcase the dynamic project from start to finish, as the frame of the stadium is constructed, the turf is laid and the fans pack the house on opening day 2014.