Voters in McKinney, Texas, have approved the funding for a $62.8 million high-school football stadium, according to The Dallas Morning News. It will be the most expensive high-school stadium in the country.
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The venue, seen above in an artist’s rendering, will seat 12,000 fans and be the home to three area high schools in the suburb of Dallas.
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The funding is part of a $220 million bond for the McKinney Independent School District that will go toward repairs and upgrades of existing facilities, as well as the construction of the new stadium and an attached events center.
Amazingly, this will be the third stadium in Texas to cost at least $60 million. The McKinney stadium will be just 4 miles north of the $60 million, 18,000-seat stadium that opened in Allen, Texas, in 2012. A school district in Katy, Texas, outside of Houston, is currently building a $62.5 million stadium that will open next year, according to WideOpenCountry.com.
Here is another view of the venue:
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