November 05, 2014

KATY, Texas (AP) Houston-area voters have approved a whopping bond package that includes $58 million to build a 12,000-seat high school football stadium.

The $748 million bond approved by voters in the Katy school district will pay for new schools and includes money for the stadium.

A year ago, voters rejected plans for a stadium that would have seated 14,000 and cost more than $69 million.

The stadium approved Tuesday will certainly be one of the most expensive in Texas history, but its price tag falls just short of the $60 million the Dallas suburb of Allen spent for its stadium.

The Allen facility, built two years ago, was closed earlier this year after structural flaws were found. The Allen Eagles play their football games elsewhere.

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