College football rivalries are as common as a daisy in a meadow, but only one had the impetus of fried frog legs in Fort Worth. The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs are a proud and gilded team, but without help, finding TCU Horned Frogs Football parking spaces at the Amon G. Carter Stadium can be quite a challenge. The TCU Horned Frogs are based in Amon G. Carter Stadium, a recently reconstructed coliseum dedicated to the fine art of gridiron football. In addition to hosting the Horned Frogs, Amon G. Carter Stadium is also the usual venue for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
The TCU Horned Frogs are named the local Texas Horned Lizard, a small spiked lizard. TCU lives up to this moniker very well, as they are fierce and definitely just as tough as their namesake. The team was formed in 1896, and has played ever since, though they have moved conferences frequently, most notably from the Southwest Conference (1923-95) before landing in the Big 12 (2011-present). TCU has a record of 605-465-15 (win/loss/tie), 17 Conference titles and claim two national championships in 1935 and 1938.
The long spell in SWC led to the development of several healthy rivalries between TCU and other SWC teams, most notably the SMU Mustangs. Their rivalry focuses on the Battle for the Iron Skillet, which acts as the trophy for the winner. The genesis of this feud goes back to 1946, where a Mustangs fan cooked frog legs in a frying pan and caught the attention of a TCU fan. The TCU fan felt disrespected by the SMU fan’s actions, and proposed that their respective teams battle it out for the skillet and the ex-frog. SMU won that first match in 1946 and the tradition continues on with minimal interruption to this day. Planning ahead for sporting events is always smart, especially when it comes to NCAA games, so it’s best to book your TCU Horned Frogs parking spot in advance with ParkWhiz.
All you need to do is find your TCU football game, book your TCU Horned Frogs football parking spot and print your ParkWhiz parking pass. Bring your pass with you to the Amon G. Carter Stadium, and enjoy the game on a calm autumn day in Texas.