In an effort to give their students the best education possible, the McKinney (Texas) School District is building a $70 million football stadium.

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  1. JND Says:

    “Price Tag Grows on McKinney ISD Mega Stadium”

    What are the odds!

    We played against McKinney when I was in high school (1967-1971). More accurately, the football team played against McKinney’s football team, and I played my French horn on the field with our marching band, back when McKinney was just another county seat town.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    JND: I’m thinking playing French horn anywhere – but especially on a football field – would be a real challenge. Well done.

    As to the price tag on a stadium growing – yeah, coulda knocked me over with a feather.

  3. charlie Says:

    My high school football team played at the old Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Several of the other San Francisco high school teams did as well because it was a municipal venue and they didn’t charge a lot to use the facility.

    Played many of our games during the day in order to not have to turn on the lights, which for a 60,000 seat stadium, would have cost several hundred dollars, at least. The Athletic Department did everything it could to keep costs down, including never scheduling games that required more than an hour of travel and using the same jerseys and helmets for many years. This was back in the 80s, so were not talking Depression era vintage.

    Hard to understand the rationale for this Texas nonsense. Keep in mind that the bulk of these TX stadiums are financed primarily with bonds. At some point, it would seem they would need to fire a whole lot of teachers in order to meet debt service…

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