Mean Green: Stadium makes history

UNT’s Apogee Stadium, the university’s largest and most ambitious building project, earned status as the first newly constructed collegiate football stadium in the nation to achieve Platinum LEED Certification, the highest level from the U.S. Green Building Council. And thanks to UNT’s commitment to sustainability, it also will be the first collegiate stadium to have wind turbines feed the electrical grid powering the stadium.
The inaugural season in UNT’s Apogee Stadium also saw attendance average nearly 20,000 spirited fans for all six home games.
“The energy at our home games, beginning with our home opener against Houston, has been a tangible advantage all season long,” says Hank Dickenson, deputy athletic director. “There is no question that the ‘Apogee Advantage’ will assist Coach McCarney and his staff on the recruiting trail.”
In addition to making history with its 20-year, $20 million stadium naming rights agreement with Apogee — the second largest naming-rights agreement for college football stadiums to date — Mean Green Athletics rolled out all-hands-on-deck promotional efforts. More than 40 events took place at the stadium, engaging the campus and community, and a five-stop Coaches Caravan bus tour took to the streets throughout the North Texas region, generating new Mean Green excitement.
For more information on this historic year, visit Mean Green Sports. And don’t forget to tag yourself and friends at the Sept. 10 home game.