The city of Allen, Texas, will use up to $2 million to speed up repairs at one the nation’s largest high school football stadiums, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium was shut down earlier this year after being deemed unsafe when extensive cracks were found in the foundation, just 18 months after it opened.
The Allen school board authorized the funds, but did not give a timetable of when the stadium might reopen.
“I look to have repairs started in the next two weeks with this resolution passed,” District Superintendent Lance Hindt told the board. “I can’t allow PDK and Pogue to dictate the timeline to get this stadium open.”
Allen’s football team has won the past two Class 5A Division I state championships. It will play this season's home games at Kimbrough Stadium and Clark Stadium in nearby Plano.
- Scooby Axson