A North Texas school district’s $60 million high school football stadium is set to reopen for graduation on Friday after being closed due to significant structural defects.
The Allen ISD is just days away from opening its newly repaired Eagle Stadium. The concern has been whether or not the stadium would be fixed in time for graduation on June 5.
David Vroonland is currently the superintendent in Frenship ISD, a district of more than 8,000 students and 12 campuses on the southwestern side of Lubbock County.
Repair work on a $60 million Allen Eagle high school football stadium is scheduled to start this week.
A warning ignored. The CBS 11 News i-Team has all new information about Allen ISD’s unsafe stadium. The i-Team has learned the district knew about cracks before the stadium ever opened, but did nothing to fill them or try and correct problems.
The CBS 11 I-Team has uncovered new information involving Allen ISD’s $60 million dollar football stadium and its fire inspection.
During the construction of Allen ISD’s stadium in 2012, a third party company found items out of compliance, according to documents obtained by the CBS 11 I-Team.
The most expensive high school football stadium in the country is closed indefinitely and, on Monday, officials are set to provide an update on the building’s status.
Local businesses affected by the Allen ISD decision to close Eagle Stadium for this year’s football season.
In Texas, there is no state agency that oversees general contractors like Pogue Construction. So, in cases like the one in Allen, it’s up to the school district and city to make sure inspections are done and the contractor is following building codes.
In a community where football is king, a crumbling palace is no small matter—especially one that cost taxpayers $60 million dollars.
Friday Night Lights won’t be on at the Allen Eagle Stadium this fall.