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Repairs To Begin On $60M Allen High School Stadium

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ALLEN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Repair work on the $60 million Allen Eagle Stadium is scheduled to start this week.

Work is expected to begin Tuesday with fixes to the main scoreboard that include drilling new piers and installing new supports for it.

The cost for repairs on phase one will be $279,994.

The school district received a check in that amount from PBK Architects. Pogue Construction will complete the scoreboard repairs for phase one.

“With the payment from PBK, no bond funds will be used for the first phase,” according to Dr. Hindt. “Both PBK and Pogue have committed to getting the stadium up and running at no cost to the district. The payment from PBK demonstrates that commitment.”

Allen school officials closed the stadium this year after structural cracks and other problems were found.

The high school stadium was built just two years ago and seats 18,000 people.

Forensic engineers reported finding extensive design flaws, which Superintendent Lance Hindt has called “engineering failures.”

Hindt says the architects that designed the stadium and a construction firm that built the arena are working to fix the problems. He says they’re making the repairs at no cost to the district.

School district officials want to reopen the stadium by May 2015.

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