Four years after the Allen (Texas) lndependent school district opened its $60 million multi-sport stadium, voters in McKinney, Texas, ensured yet another multimillion-dollar facility will be coming to the Lone Star State.
On Saturday, voters approved a $220 million bond proposal from the McKinney Independent school district that contains $50.3 million in funding for a new 12,000-seat stadium, according to Nanette Light of the Dallas Morning News. Coupled with an additional $12.5 million left over from a previously passed bond, which will go toward funding stadium infrastructure, the overall cost of the facility is expected to reach nearly $63 million.
Michael Florek of SportsDayDFW.com shared an artist’s rendition of what the finished product will look like:
— Michael Florek (@michaelflorek) May 9, 2016
“The voters in McKinney really got out in force and really had their voices be heard,” McKinney North High School head football coach Mike Fecci told Florek. “It’s going to be a top-notch stadium that is going to bring a lot to McKinney. The location is prime I think, where they’re putting it. It’s going to be an exciting deal for our kids to be able to play in a venue like that.”
The stadium’s projected price tag would make it the most expensive high school football stadium ever built, narrowly edging the one currently under construction for the Katy Independent school district in Houston. Voters approved roughly $58 million for that project in 2014, according to Sebasian Herrera of the
A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.