Allen’s Eagle Stadium Repairs Complete in Time for Graduation

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ALLEN - Remember that high-priced football palace in Allen that opened up to much fanfare? Well, after overcoming one obstacle after another, Allen's Eagle Stadium is finally ready to take flight.

It's been more than a year since the $60 million stadium was forced to shut down due to major structural defects, but now everything has been fixed just in time.

Allen ISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt was happy to announce the re-opening, "Just under 14-hundred seniors, exactly 1,399 seniors will graduate here Friday night."

But it wasn't cheap. This fixer upper needed another $10 million plus poured into it to make it safe and the bill keeps rising. But Allen ISD officials say every penny of those costs was picked up by the contractor and architectural firm.

Now that Allen has tackled all the issues off the field, it's time to see some tackling take place on it.

Hindt is confident in the upgrades that have been made this past year, "With 57 tornadoes here in Dallas this last couple of months, if one hits Allen, I'm coming to the stadium."

So, these guys are officially ready to kick things off starting with graduation this weekend!