$60 million Texas stadium deemed unsafe for football

Thursday, May 22, 2014

One of the most expensive high school football stadiums in America — a $60 million behemoth in Texas — will be closed this fall because the concrete is cracking, and a report commissioned by the school district says it may not have been designed to code.

The facility, Eagle Stadium at Allen High School, home of the state champions, opened to fanfare in 2012 but has been closed since February because of cracks in the concourse. The school already had to move graduation.

The stadium seats 18,000, and held as many as 22,000, counting standing room, for some games last year. Voters in Allen, by a margin of 63 percent, approved a public bond in 2009 to pay for it.

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