$60 million high school football stadium closed due to concrete cracks

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Allen-EaglesALLEN, Texas — A $60 million high school football stadium in Texas has been closed indefinitely only 18 months after its opening, school district officials confirmed on Thursday.

Eagle Stadium, located near Dallas, will be closed until at least June so crews can inspect “extensive cracking” int he concrete of the stadium’s concourse.

The stadium was built in 2012 as part of a $120 million bond. Eagle Stadium seats 18,000 fans and has a 38-foot-wide video board.

The closure could affect home games at the stadium later this year.

Ben Pogue of Pogue Construction, the company that built the stadium, told reporters the cracks range from a quarter-inch to three-quarters of an inch wide.

“There are concerns surrounding the stadium, but we have been — for a long time — part of the solution,” Pogue said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “I’m optimistic that we’re going to have a quick resolve to this that will not affect the football season that’s coming up.”

Read more: Dallas Morning News

2 comments

  • TrueAmerican56

    This is Texas, first, no one looked over construction or planning, contractor cut corners to make more money, no one checked on quality of concrete, no inspection was done, standard Texas government building practices. Now that quality has come to light, no one will take responsibility, taxpayers will have to pay more, maybe even from scratch, contractor probably has minor insurance and no one will blame them. Thats Texas.

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