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MCKINNEY (CBSDFW) – Trash talking isn’t unusual before a football game. But two Collin County cities are actually doing it about football stadiums.
The McKinney school board unanimously approved a $220 million bond package, which includes money for a new football stadium.
A new stadium that’s prompted a war of words between students from high schools in both cities “Our stadium still looks better,” saids one tweet from an Allen High School student.
Others have posted, “The stadium won’t fix your football team,” and “That feeling when McKinney copies you.”
They are among the stinging comments on Twitter from Allen High School students.
“They’re not gonna bring as big a crowd as us because we have 22,000 fans each game. Our stadium is still better,” said Colton Manning, Allen High School Sophomore.
“Look — straight up they copying us so like we better than them,” said Daijon Shaw, Allen High School Sophomore.
McKinney students are throwing their own shade at Allen. “This is just Allen’s stadium without the structural defects” and “Y’all aren’t the only ones allowed to have nice things.”
Those are jabs at Allen’s $60 million stadium that made headlines both for its extravagance and concrete cracks that forced it to close for a year.
On Thursday, McKinney residents packed a school board meeting where the stadium was approved.
While McKinney may soon have a similar facility, history has shown that Allen has had a lot more success on the field.
A point Allen students made with Twitter pics of their recent three state championship rings and a challenge to McKinney to match the size of their home crowds.
The McKinney stadium will be 6,000 seats smaller.
Nearby residents are worried about stadium lights being too bright and people parking on their street.
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