High School Stadium Deemed Unsafe, Will Close
The Allen High School football team—months shy of pursuing a third straight Texas state championship—has a foundation as strong as any program in the nation. It seems the same can’t be said for Eagle Stadium, the squad’s expansive home venue that rivals some college facilities.
Less than 21 months after a $60 million project concluded with the first kickoff of Allen’s title-winning 2012 campaign, Eagle Stadium is closing down for 2014,reports Julieta Chiquillo of The Dallas Morning News.
Following two seasons of spectacular action under the bright lights of an unrivaled high school football setting, the gridiron palace is going dark.
“The stadium is not safe for public assembly,” superintendent Lance Hindt toldChiquillo.
Though a final analysis of the stadium’s structure is not anticipated until June, The Dallas Morning News received documents that provide damning evidence against those who’d prefer the 18,000-seat facility remain packed this fall.