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August 30, 2012

High School Builds $60 Million Stadium: A Texas high school is opening its new 18,000-seat stadium, which includes an upper deck, 38-foot-wide HD video screen and six corporate sponsors. The pricetag for the taxpayer funded stadium in the Dallas suburb of Allen is $60 million. The team's opening game at Eagle Stadium is against Southlake Carroll, another Dallas/Fort Worth school ranked No. 1 preseason in Class 5A. Our intention is not to recoup the money it cost to build the stadium," school district spokesman Tim Carroll said.

posted by rcade to football at 04:10 PM - 6 comments

and some people think the dangers of football, parental concerns, and insurance issues are going to cause it's death at the youth level. Seems like high school football is alive and well to me.

posted by Atheist at 05:41 PM on August 30

Seems like high school football is alive and well to me.

For some version of "alive", anyway. I wonder how the textbook budget is doing.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:47 PM on August 30

Seems like high school football is alive and well to me.

That's a dumb conclusion to draw from a single piece of information.

posted by rcade at 07:02 PM on August 30

I wonder how the textbook budget is doing.

I wouldn't worry about it. In Texas, I think they just teach out of the Bible these days.

posted by tahoemoj at 08:19 PM on August 30

Few places in the country would allow a capital project like that to go through at that cost level without an armed taxpayer rebellion. It's absurd.

posted by beaverboard at 09:01 PM on August 30

Six corporate sponsors ... something else I bet thrills many people.

posted by jjzucal at 10:26 PM on August 30

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