Texas (via The New York Times)
The love of high school football in Texas is hard to quantify. But to get an idea, have a look at the price tag on one its newest temples.
Voters in McKinney, Tex., have given the go ahead to build a nearly $63 million high school football stadium after months of contentious debate in the suburban city north of Dallas.
“Down south, football is a really big deal, and playoff football is a really big deal,” said Jennifer Gray, the chairwoman of Vote for McKinney’s Future, a pro-stadium group.
The 12,000-seat facility and an attached events center would be just the latest in a growing list of supersized high school stadiums in Texas.