May. 10, 2016
Texas Town foots bill for Most Expensive H.S Football Stadium right now
For those who live in Texas and say "Everything is Bigger in Texas", well they aren't wrong. Those in Texas who say the government shouldn't be helping them...well that is a different issue.
McKinney, Texas taxpayers have decided they'd be a part of what will be the nation's most expensive High School Football stadium by approving a bond referendum. The $200 million referendum included $50.3 million for a football stadium at McKinney High School.
Add in a previously approved bond that taxpayers approved back in 2000 which allocates an additional $12.5 million to the project. The $62.8 million price tag tops the $62.5 million project approved in nearby Katy just a couple of years ago.
McKinney's 12,000 seat stadium will supposedly include an adjacent "Events Center" city officials hope will host other non-football related events. City officials are also hoping the project will spur retail growth in the area.
WFAA-TV in Dallas has more:
Okay...granting the fact Football is huge in Texas, it amazes us small mostly conservative towns would be willing to front the cost for this. McKinney is a long-time powerhouse program in the state churning out a host of players who have gone on to college football success. And at the end of the day we get it, it's what they live for.
Well...for some reason words escape us because we are still stunned that the new arms race in High School football is now over fancy stadiums. We thought that was exclusively the territory for free handouts to the billionaires who own NFL teams.
But we could be wrong...