When residents decided the previous 14-000-seat stadium wasnít large enough, they approved plans for the new facility in 2009, NBC DFW reports. The Allen Eaglesí new home contains 18,000 seats, a 75-by-45 foot HD video scoreboard, a weight room and sunken-bowl design. The press room and private boxes rival those of college stadiums. Itís quite an upgrade from the old facility ó one that didnít even have built-in bathrooms.
That puts some college stadiums to shame.
Like every stadium in the State. What is the proposed cost of the new APS westside complex?
I drove by that thing in March when the outside was just getting finished up... It is absolutely beautiful. So crazy to see a school district put that much $ into football.
ďThey understand what we want. Ö Our drive is to cut down nets. Our drive is to size up for rings every spring.Ē - Steve Alford
Yeah...H.S. football is huge here in Texas....but it goes beyond football. Athletics as a whole is huge. I live in The Woodlands just outside of Houston and the swimming complex is as nice as University of Texas' complete with 10m platforms and wseparate warmup pool.
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The reason these schools in Texas can do this kind of thing is because of the tax revenue structure. Each School district get's to keep its share of tax revenue generated in it's district. They have tons of money to spend on these things.
In New Mexico the school districts have to pool their tax revenues into one fund then have it distributed state wide equally. APS could have some really nice facilities and middle school football if they could keep their tax revenues. Just think of the facilities in SE New Mexico and what they could really be like if they didn't have to share their money.
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