They say everything is big inÂ Texas, and the people in the town ofÂ Allen wouldn’t argue with that statement.
The town is building a new state of the art,Â $60 million dollar palace for a high school team, all at the taxpayer’s expense.
Citizens approved aÂ $119 bond to build the stadium in 2009, by a wide margin.
The stadium is scheduled to open in late 2012 and will feature a video scoreboard, four concession stands, 12 restrooms, and 18,000 seats.
“Certainly we did not expect the cost to be $60 million dollars when we were going down this road,” explainsÂ Ken Helvy, the Superintendent for the Allen, Texas school district “We weren’t going for some type of record, but 18,000 seats is an unusual project for a high school.”
Clearly this town isn’t feeling the affect of the recession.