Repairs to $60M Allen High School stadium set to begin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ALLEN, Texas (AP) - Repair work on a $60 million high school football stadium in North Texas is scheduled to start this week.

Work is expected to begin Tuesday with fixes to the main scoreboard that include drilling new piers and installing new supports for it.

Allen school officials closed the stadium this year after structural cracks and other problems were found. The arena was built just two years ago and seats 18,000 people. Forensic engineers reported finding extensive design flaws, which Superintendent Lance Hindt has called "engineering failures."

Hindt says the architects that designed the stadium and a construction firm that built the arena are working to fix the problems. He says they're making the repairs at no cost to the district.

School district officials want to reopen the stadium by May 2015.

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