Sports $70 million, 12,000 seat TX high school stadium!

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    High school football a bit big in TX, huh?
    Anyone ever been to a high school name gat big?

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    Texas high school's budget-busting stadium to cost $70M
    Everything’s bigger in Texas, and now the record-setting budget for a new high school football stadium has reportedly ballooned to a whopping $70 million.

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    Voters in McKinney approved a $63.5 million stadium in May, but just three months later, planners have called an audible -- tacking on another $6.5 million to the cost of the 12,000-seat gridiron showcase. The stadium will top a $62.5 million, 12,000-seat facility under construction in Katy and a $60 million stadium that opened in Allen in 2014 to become the costliest ever to host prep pigskin.

    “We’re visionaries,” McKinney Independent School District Superintendent Rick McDaniel told the Dallas Morning News after 63 percent of local voters passed a $220 million bond issue to fund the stadium and other district improvements. “And we believe we have a vision for McKinney ISD that will propel us forward for a long time.”

    The cost overrun was blamed on rising concrete and labor prices, according to WFAA.

    As with pro sports venues that can cost upwards of $1 billion, much of the sales pitch for the high school stadium was about its value as a catalyst for development. Local officials believe it will bring restaurants and retail shops to the town, some 37 miles north of Dallas.

    Not everyone was thrilled at the expenditure, with Grassroots McKinney campaigning against it.

    “We’re disappointed,” Mike Giles, one of the group's leaders, told the newspaper. “But the people have spoken.”

    The stadium, which will be the home field for all three of McKinney's high schools, is slated to host its first kickoff in 2017, the same season the stadium under construction in Katy is set to open.
     
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    visionaries of poop
     
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    Texas and Florida are both insane. This much we know.
     
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    They like there football
     
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    They're paying for it. Fuck em if they wanna blow their money on a stadium.
     
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    Fuck yer education!
    Get out there and score a touchdown!!
     
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    Friday Night Lights.
     
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    Well atleast their education system has their priorities straight
     
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    They like where football?

    :c
     
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    We had 43K in attendance for the 6A title game last year. Friday Night Lights is real.
     
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    Putting the insanity into perspective, we have to buy season tickets for our high school team in order to get a seat.
     
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    We live within a 5 minute walk of our local high school's stadium.
    Have never been to a game in 8 years.
     
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    A $70 million stadium, but I guarantee you, half the guys on the team barely read at a 3rd-grade level.
     
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    oops
     
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    Nicer than the Oregon state Beaver stadium
     
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    Never saw it.
    Does it have any lightsabers?
     
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    Those children our your future.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Point Florida.
     
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    I would refuse to pay my property taxes and go house to house encouraging everyone else to do the same.

    Mass civil disobedience/non-compliance.

    Fuck. That. Shit.
     
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