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Construction on one of the country's most expensive high school football stadiums has been interrupted after cracks were discovered in the concrete. 

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On May 7, McKinney voters will head to the polls to decide on a $220 million school district bond package. It includes plans for school upgrades, new technology and a 12,000-seat stadium and event center.


Steve Payne, principal of Allen High School, has retired. District officials made the announcement on Tuesday, but didn’t give many details.

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There’s Friday night football, and then there’s Friday night football in Allen, Texas: a state-of-the-art stadium packed with 18,000 fans, a halftime marching-band army of 800, and, yes, skydivers.

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The Allen Eagles are finally back in their state-of-the-art stadium. The $60 million facility closed its doors in February 2014 after large cracks were found in the concrete. But tonight the football state champions are kicking off their first home game since repairs were finished last spring.

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Allen High School’s $60 million stadium closed last year due to cracking concrete. The school district announced today the stadium will reopen this week in time for graduation Friday.

Allen ISD

Allen ISD says it wants Eagle Stadium's extensive cracking to be repaired in time for graduation next spring, the superintendent announced this afternoon. But more structural problems have been discovered.

Allen ISD

In today's Morning Edition local block from the KERA Newsroom: 

Lauren Silverman visits an innovative class at UT Arlington which trains seniors to avoid falls. Also, there's another tussle between the candidates for Texas governor -- this time, over debates. And Stella Chavez walks through the Allen football stadium that's been closed because of structural problems.

Duncanville ISD

Five stories that have North Texas talking: the dress code drama in Duncanville continues; Allen ISD is shutting down its $60 million stadium this fall; Texas A&M will help fight a devastating coffee disease; and more.

Allen ISD

The $60 million football stadium that opened two years ago to nationwide attention was closed indefinitely in February due to major cracks in the concrete.

A preliminary forensics report outlines possible causes and solutions to the cracks in the concrete at the Allen High School football stadium. The most expensive and time consuming option involves the: ".. demolition of major structural and non-structural components, possibly including finished event-level facilities." The report notes that solution - could take the stadium offline for several months.

Allen ISD

The Allen school district is closing its $60 million football stadium after extensive cracks were found in the building's concrete.

School officials said Thursday that Eagle Stadium in Collin County would stay closed until at least June and possibly into the upcoming school year.

Eagle Stadium opened two years ago amid heavy fanfare and national attention for its price tag and splashy facilities. It seats 18,000 and features a 38-foot wide high-definition video screen.