Footing The Bill: Allen ISD Moves Forward on Stadium Makeover

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ALLEN – Eagle Stadium is the luxurious 18,000 seat wonder that’s home to Allen ISD. But looks can be deceiving, especially when a $60 million investment ends up needing a structural pick me up.

Now, the potential price tag on this baby is $62 million.

Back in February, cracks in the concrete forced school officials to turn off the Friday night lights and propose a $2 million dollar repair project.

Now officials just might be putting their money where their mouth is.

Two resolutions are on the school board’s agenda Monday night.

  1. Getting Superintendent Lance Hindt to sign off on much needed repairs
  2. Getting the superintendent to sign off on spending the $2 mill in existing bond funds.

It may seem easy, but Allen ISD is playing the blame game with the construction companies who built this cracked up stadium and expect them to pony up the funds to fix it.

After pushing the date back a couple of times, the school district now expects this headache to be over by graduation day 2015. Geesh, hats off to that!

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