Cracks force closure of $60M Texas HS stadium

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

ALLEN, Texas (AP) - A North Texas school district is indefinitely closing its $60 million football stadium after cracks were found in the building's concrete.

The Allen Independent School District said Thursday that Eagle Stadium would stay closed until at least June and possibly into the upcoming school year.

Eagle Stadium opened two years ago amid heavy fanfare and national attention for its price tag and splashy facilities. It seats 18,000 and sports a high-definition video screen 38 feet wide.

District officials said Thursday that the facility will be evaluated after cracks were found in the concrete of the stadium concourse.

The closure will force graduation ceremonies to be moved and possibly some home football games this fall.

Allen is 20 miles northeast of Dallas.

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