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Texas high school to build $62.8M football stadium Center
- Updated: May 14, 2016
Texans love football. That is evident with the millions of dollars voters are approving to build mammoth high school football stadiums.
Voters in McKinney, Texas, approved a $220 million bond package that includes a new $62.8 million football stadium and events center that will be among the most expensive in the nation, according to USA TODAY High School Sports.
Construction of the 12,000-seat stadium accounts for $50.3 million of the current bond with another $12.5 million for infrastructure coming from a 2000 bond vote.
At $62.8 million, the total would be more than the $60 million that Allen spent for Eagle Stadium, which is an 18,000-seat stadium. Sidenote: Arizona State football coach Todd Graham was at Allen High School from 1995-2000 and served as head coach and athletic director.
McKinney’s stadium also would be more than the $62.5 million that Katy, Texas, is spending for its stadium scheduled to open in 2017. Construction there is ongoing.
The bond was approved with 63% of the vote.
District officials have said the stadium will be used for soccer games and band competitions and could host state playoff games. The adjacent events center, they say, could be home for reunions, banquets and other events.
Officials also hope the new stadium could spur retail and restaurant development near the site.