Dr. Tutka Co-Authors Article

  • October 25, 2019

Dr. Patrick Tutka, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, co-authored The Development of TCU Football and the Construction of TCU Stadium: Building Community and Establishing Legitimacy, 1896–1930 in Southwestern Historical Quarterly. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt:

"This article describes the history of the development of TCU Stadium, which has been known as Amon G. Carter Stadium since 1951, and other football venues at Texas Christian University from 1896 to 1930. The stadium emerged because the university’s officials wished to persuade potential students, fans, donors, and business interests that TCU was an important, legitimate institution, comparable to (if not better than) other universities in the United States, especially its peers in Texas. Moreover, the structure provided a focal point for the TCU community and Fort Worth."