School Climate & Safety

$60 Million High School Stadium Closes Indefinitely Because of ‘Cracking’ Concrete

By Bryan Toporek — February 28, 2014 1 min read
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Less than two years after opening a $60 million multi-sport stadium, Allen High School in Texas has closed the facility indefinitely because of “extensive cracking” found “in the concrete of the stadium’s concourse,” school officials announced Thursday.

Sixty-three percent of voters in the school district, in a suburb of Dallas, approved a $119.4 million bond package back in May 2009 that included $59.6 million for the 18,000-seat stadium,

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.