ALLEN, Texas (AP) — A North Texas school district’s $60 million high school football stadium is set to reopen for graduation after being closed due to significant structural defects.
Local media outlets report Allen Independent School District’s Eagle Stadium is scheduled to be ready for graduation Friday. Last year, a report released by the district revealed cracks and other structural flaws in several areas of the stadium, including the concourse, press box and south scoreboard.
The contractor and architectural firm paying for the repairs say the cost to fix the stadium has exceeded $10 million. A final total is not yet available.
The companies have also reimbursed the district for engineering fees, which have surpassed $1.8 million, as well as costs incurred because of the stadium’s closure and the resulting loss of revenue.
The stadium opened in 2012.