Texas high school’s $48 million stadium is impressive, but not close to the most expensive

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Published 5:50 pm, Friday, July 21, 2017

A school system in the Dallas area is firing the next shot in the battle for the fanciest high school football stadium.

Prosper ISD, a school district north of Frisco, recently revealed the design for their new $48 million, 12,000 people seat sports complex. 

While the price tag may be jaw-dropping, it’s not even close to some of the stadiums built by other school districts in recent years — even just within the Dallas-area.

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Less than 20 miles away from Prosper, Allen Independent School District’s “Eagle Stadium” seats 18,000-seat people and cost $60 million

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The city of Frisco, roughly 10 miles away from Prosper, recently approved a $255.5 million facility called “The Star,” a collaboration between the Dallas Cowboys, Frisco and the Frisco Independent School District. 

Of course, there’s no guarantee that the cost of Prosper’s ISD’s new stadium will be set in stone. Last year, the price tag for McKinney ISD’s planned $62.8 million, 12,000-seat stadium — roughly 13 miles from Prosper — ballooned by $7.1 million to a total of $69.9 million. 

Similarly, Katy ISD’s planned 12,000-seat stadium was originally slated for $58 million in 2013, but three years later the cost jumped by $12.3 due to stadium-related costs, pushing the total to about $70.3 million.

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Katy is a great start, but clearly, the Houston-area has some catching up to do if they want to match the number of behemoths stadiums in North Texas. 

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