Posted: Aug 9, 2012 3:10 PM
Where do I start? I could say what is expected " Everything is bigger in Texas". No truer words were ever spoken. As an Oklahoma native I won't go into my thoughts on the Texas culture. I will say I have many friends who are Texans, but I still have my opinions.
It was no surprise really when I saw an article in the Huffington Post about a $60 million dollar stadium opening in Texas. According to the Huffington Post: "Allen Independent School District is preparing to open a new $60 million stadium for its high school football team.
The 18,000-seat facility, which will house the perennial top-10 Allen Eagles, boasts NaturalGrass Matrix turf, a 75-by-45 foot HD video scoreboard and a customized weight room, not to mention a press room and private boxes that rival those of some college football stadiums. (See photos below.)
According to NBC DFW, the project has been in the works since 2009, when residents determined the old 14,000-seat stadium wasn't large enough to accommodate Allen's fanbase. The expensive undertaking was funded from a $119 million bond package approved by 63 percent of voters three years ago.
"It shows that the people of Allen support their kids," Allen head football coach Tom Westerberg told NBC DFW." Read full article here.
So what can I say? We all know football rules the state of Texas along with other states, but give me a break. While teachers and parents across the country are scrambling to make sure all students have school supplies, we can rest easy know that one disctrict will be able to bask in this luxurious stadium.
What are your thoughts?