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$60M high school stadium now closed less than 2 years after being built

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Allen, TX - A new $60 million football stadium built in 2012 for Allen High School won't be hosting any games in the fall or have graduation at the stadium either. Cracks in the pedestrian concourse need to be fixed after it didn't meet weight-bearing code in many places.

Superintendent Lance Hindt says the district did its part saying it's a black eye for the contractor and the architect.

Pogue, the builder and PBK, the architect have good reputations and reportedly told the repairs will not cost the district additional expenses. The problem may be insurance though. ESPN reports that the insurance won't cover it so the question is will the builder and architect have to foot the bill?

In February a report showed flaws and final recommendations are expected next month. Home games are already scheduled for somewhere else next year.

The Eagles are the reigning Class 5A Division I state champions and now they will have to fork over $5,300 for each game to play at nearby Plano.

The stadium was built thanks to a bond issue that included funding for the 18,000-seat stadium. No expenses were held back. The stadium boasts a high-definition video board, a second deck on one sideline and vendor stands hawking Chick-fil-A and Texas barbecue.

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