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Eagle Stadium May Face Partial Demolition

by HSSC | Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Allen, TX:  One of the nation’s largest and most expensive high school football stadiums may soon face costly reconstruction.

According to a report filed by the Dallas Morning News, portions of the 18,000 seat stadium, including the playing surface, may have to be removed to repair structural problems.

A preliminary report, completed by Nelson Forensics, found significant cracking in the stadiums foundation.  Nelson sited poor concrete work and improper design of reinforced steel as possible reasons for the structural failure.  The report went on to say, “The cracking has decreased the service life of the structure and potentially decreased its structural capacity”.

Stadium architect PBK has denied that the cracks stem from structural design flaws.  Pogue Construction, the project’s principal contractor, has declined to speculate on the severity of the problem.  Pogue is said to currently be working with the Allen Independent School District to find solutions to the problem before the Eagles 2014 home opener.

The stadium is noted for its impressive aesthetics and 18,000 seat capacity.  Allen’s home field is the largest stadium in Texas, which plays host to a single high school, and fifth largest in the nation.   In 2012 Eagle stadium began playing host to the Texas vs. The Nation college football all-star game.

Allen High’s weight room, wrestling and golf practice areas are housed beneath the stadium structure.

The 59.6 million dollar stadium opened on August 31, 2012.  To date, the Eagles are undefeated (11-0) and captured two Texas state titles when playing at Eagle Stadium.

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