$60M Allen's Eagle Stadium has 'extensive cracking'

$60M Allen's Eagle Stadium has 'extensive cracking'
February 27, 2014, 4:45 pm
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CSNHouston Staff

Allen's palatial 18-thousand seat football stadium, the most expensive high school stadium built when it opened before the 2012 season, has been shut down due to concerns about the structure, including 'extensive cracking,' Dallas' NBC affiliate reported.

The double-decker stadium, which cost $60 million to build, first developed the cracks before the stadium opened, and over the next year and a half the cracks have gotten progressively larger.

The stadium will be closed until at least June, and the school has already announced it will move the high school's graduation scheduled for June 6.

There is no official date when the repairs would be finished, though the district admitted there are concerns that the length of time needed to complete repairs could affect football games in the fall.

District officials are disappointed that the cracks, located in the concourse of the stadium, have become so large and noted that repairs to fix them could be expensive.