Portions of $60M Texas stadium may be demolished

ALLEN, Texas (AP) - Portions of a $60 million Texas high school football stadium that opened just two years ago may have to be demolished and rebuilt after structural flaws were found.

A report by Plano-based Nelson Forensics says cracks found at Allen Eagle stadium may be caused by substandard concrete work and improper structural design of reinforcing steel.

The firm says it tested three concrete samples and found dark paste that's typical of poorly cured concrete, which can erode durability.

The firm presented its preliminary findings in January at the request of the Allen school district. The report was released Wednesday to The Dallas Morning News after an open records request.

Allen officials closed the 18,000-seat stadium last month after discovering the cracks in the concourse.


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