McKinney ISD Stadium McKinney , Texas. “This is about our kids and the future of McKinney ISD,” he said. The stadium reopened in time for June 2015 graduation ceremonies. We’re not in competition with some other district around us or across the state,” he said. “Somebody has something, the next district over feels like they’ve got to have as much or better.”, When Allen ISD opened its $59.6 million Eagle Stadium in 2012, Forbes opined that an 18,000-seat stadium built for the district's only high school was a "wretched excess of the state's mania for high school football.". “Everybody in Allen was tired of going to the old stadium and not having a seat, no place to go to the bathroom, having to wait forever in concession lines and no place to park,” said Steve Williams, Allen ISD’s athletics director. A forensic engineering firm was hired to investigate a nearly $70 million, new football stadium in McKinney, Texas, after "greater-than-anticipated cracking" was discovered in January by McKinney ISD staff. The stadium, which is projected to cost $69.9 million, is scheduled to open in 2018. District spokesman Cody Cunningham said the No. Frisco ISD’s 10 high schools play home games at three stadiums, including the domed Ford Center at The Star in Frisco and the 20,500-seat Toyota Stadium, home to FC Dallas. The game will give thousands of parents, students and fans their first look at the new stadium -- and the cracked concrete that threw it and the attached event center back into the limelight. Football Stadiums by City and School Public and Private Schools. *Also includes the cost of a new natatorium. The new stadium also positions the nearly 25,000-student district for the future, said McDaniel, the superintendent. The result could be tripping hazards and durability concerns. Watch Texas high school player let teammate score title game TD. McKinney ISD Show More Show Less 2 of 21. He said the school district receives calls to host concerts, but its no-alcohol policy usually knocks it out of the running. But Nelson Forensics has warned that without repair, the McKinney cracks could widen and corrode the reinforcing steel because of water and traffic. Superintendent Rick McDaniel said Wednesday during a media preview event that the “magnificent and beautiful” stadium is “not about showing off.”. The Stadium has hosted the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Division 2 National Championship Football Games as well as several UIL State Football Playoff Games, such as Duncanville Vs Rockwall in 2019. Order Online Tickets Tickets See Availability Directions {{::location.tagLine.value.text}} Sponsored Topics. But Allen -- the home of five state championships -- now appears to be modestly priced compared to other football-and-events centers in Texas. Prosper's Mason Jolley (7) forces Sheldon King (20) to fumble during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Delaying the repairs could allow the structure to naturally adjust, he said. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/ Click to learn more. “We can’t hold our own crowd, nevertheless an opposing crowd,” Little said. At $62.8 million, McKinney ISD's new high school stadium was already considered among the most expensive in the country. In its second report, Nelson Forensics said the cracks happened because of a combination of three issues. Two out of the three investigative reports released so far by engineering firm Nelson Forensics have concluded the defects are a long-term durability issue on the 50-year project, but not a life-and-safety concern. “We’re simply here to provide a first-class facility.”. Katy Independent School District in Mckinney, Texas, for example, built its high school a new stadium that came with a $72 million price tag. TEXAS' MOST EXPENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUMSSheldon ISD Panther Stadium (C.E. Alvin ISD will host its first game this week at $41.4 million Freedom Field, which includes a banquet center and transportation building. And city officials are reviewing zoning surrounding the facility. … Purchase tickets for an upcoming game. MCKINNEY — Inside the brand-new $69.9 million football cathedral, cracks ripple through the concrete like streams. I cover high school sports as a reporter and help coordinate our coverage. The stadium will seat 12,000, just like McKinney ISD Stadium, but Prosper ISD is saving money by cutting back on concrete and relying more on steel. "Excessive drying shrinkage of the concrete due to excessive addition of water to the concrete mixture at the jobsite during construction (known as retempering)," read the report. But city leaders hope the stadium will spur more development. Here is a list of 13 must-see high school venues … Interested in tailgating at MISD Stadium. MHS is the oldest high school in McKinney and the current building opened in 1986, after moving from what is … McKinney ISD’s facility — shared by its three high schools and about six miles from Allen’s stadium — has joined the ranks of other high-dollar high-school stadiums that rival college and professional football teams. Stadium Bag Policy. Menu & Reservations Make Reservations . Allen ISD spokesman Tim Carroll said the neighboring district rents its stadium about three to four times annually, mostly for November playoff games. has officially released its second of three reports on the causes of the cracks. A regional soccer tournament and two band competitions are already on the stadium’s calendar. Copyright © 2021 The Dallas Morning News. Political action committees formed for and against the bond proposal. Stadium repairs cost $10 million, which Allen school district officials maintained were made at no charge to the taxpayers. Prosper ISD will open a $51 million football stadium in 2019. 5 Aggies missing out on CFP, Dallas County reports 1,143 coronavirus cases, 30 deaths; Tarrant logs 960 cases, 13 deaths, How COVID-19 could force lawmakers to broaden K-12 school choice, Satellite customers get WFAA-TV back on Sunday, 6A and 5A statewide Texas high school football playoff pairings: Area-round results, regional semifinal schedule, This year’s Rose Bowl, one of the two CFP semifinal matchups, will take place at AT&T Stadium, Christmastime without mothers, grandmothers, and the tamales. Website. Take a look through the gallery above to see some of Texas most expensive high school football stadiums. Prosper won the game 27-17. “Unless you’re bringing in a Christian concert or some real kiddie thing, you can’t sell it,” he said. "If we can provide our student athletes, band members, cheerleaders, students, parents and staff a great experience and at the same time allow contractors to address the repairs in the off-season, we will have accomplished our primary goals," District spokesman Cody Cunningham told the Morning News. We are ready to CHEER on your favorite MHS sports programs. Officials hope the stadium will now grab people’s attention for unifying the city, which had been divided by its construction, under the glow of its lights and 50-by-30-foot high-definition video board. Nanette has a journalism degree from The University of Oklahoma and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. After the bond election, McKinney schools trustees learned that higher building costs had pushed the stadium’s price tag up by millions of dollars to $69.9 million. Reviews. >> See how much other high school football stadiums in Texas cost. By signing up you agree to our privacy policy, Stand with us in our mission to discover and uncover the story of North Texas. Maverick astrophysicist calls for unusually intense solar cycle,... Could Beyoncé do for the coronavirus vaccine what Elvis did for polio? McKINNEY. Tailgating. “Our voters voted on this. McKinney Independent School District Stadium ist liegt östlich von Buckner, südöstlich von Soil Conservation Service Site 4 Reservoir. Posted yesterday. School officials had initially hoped to have the stadium ready by 2017. On a recent afternoon, group member Mike Giles stood in the shadow of Ron Poe Stadium, a 7,000-seat venue built in 1962, where McKinney’s high schools currently play their football games. McKinney ISD Stadium 4201 Hardin Blvd McKinney TX 75070. Before coming to Dallas, she covered education for The Norman Transcript. ". Cy-Fair ISD in 2006 opened the $80 million Berry Center, which includes an 11,000-seat football stadium, an arena and a theater. The cause of some major cracking in a nearly $70 million state-of-the-art football stadium in McKinney, Texas has officially been released. Board President Curtis Rippee said Wednesday that this year’s senior class deserves to play, march and dance in the stadium. She's traveled to and reported on almost every city and town in North Texas. But these cracks won't hurt anyone, investigators and officials say. The stadium's construction had multiple hiccups along the way. We now know why McKinney ISD's $70 million stadium cracked, *The $80 million figure also includes construction of 9,500-seat arena and 456-seat theater. Cunningham also made it clear that the stadium would not be used if the issue becomes a structural or life and safety issue. Nanette Light. McKinney Christian Academy Rankings Update Team rankings updated on: 12/15/2020 6:40 AM Get directions, reviews and information for McKinney ISD Stadium in McKinney … *The stadium opened in 1939, but went through $33 million in renovation in 2014. Professional development sessions for teachers and school board meetings could also take place inside the events center. McKinney ISD could face the same challenge, he said. Description: McKinney ISD Stadium. You're at Seismique. Officials with Allen ISD, home of the state’s largest high school at more than 6,000 students, have long defended their stadium as a necessity. A third report has not been released. The district operates the twelve-thousand-seat McKinney ISD Stadium that cost more than seventy million dollars to build. The inside story of how Trump's denial, mismanagement and magical... No, you're not on acid. Legal. Get directions, reviews and information for McKinney ISD Stadium in McKinney, TX. The district, builder Manhattan Construction Co. and designer Stantec Architecture have all promised repairs will be made at no cost to taxpayers. 11,923 were here. This game was part of the TAPPS 2020 High School Football Playoff - Division II tournament. The McKinney ISD Stadium is home to McKinney, McKinney Boyd and McKinney North High Schools. I have worked at The Dallas Morning News since 2000. 1 goal is to earn enough money to simply offset costs. Dubbed "Legacy Stadium… Something surprising happened Friday night on Lou Dobbs' top-rated show. Then came the "excessive, unsightly" cracking in three areas --  the home and visitor concourses and the lower bowl wall. “Our community has made a significant investment in this stadium, and we wanted to use it as quickly as possible,” he said. Cruz won’t rule out objecting to Biden’s Electoral College win;... after "greater-than-anticipated cracking" was discovered in January by McKinney ISD staff. When it opened in 2012, many called it the most expensive high school stadium in the country. But they hit speed bumps with building permits, inclement weather and a busy construction market. Your "Original" McKinney High School Cheerleaders. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia McKinney High School (MHS) is located at 1400 Wilson Creek Parkway in McKinney, Texas, and is within the McKinney Independent School District. The new 12,000-seat stadium is among the most expensive in the state and was expected to open Aug. 30 for the start of football season. Help. McKinney leaders hope the stadium and events center will have other uses, such as banquets and reunions that the district previously paid to hold off-campus. 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Fuller said the new stadium puts the rapidly growing city of 180,000 residents on the same playing field as nearby Collin County communities such as Allen and Frisco when attracting new residents and businesses. “In other words, you don’t want to accept your car from the dealer until you’ve inspected it thoroughly and you’re happy with it,” said Lee, whose firm consulted on the McKinney stadium project prior to the cracking and could not discuss the project specifically. New stadium for three local high schools in McKinney (Texas) will replace the McKinney Independent School District’s old ground, Ron Poe Stadium. Greg Riddle, SportsDayHS writer and editor. As long as you don’t live in Antarctica, you’re in luck. Ultimately, about 62 percent of McKinney voters approved the $220 million bond package that included the stadium. The neighboring district had to close its stadium for 15 months in 2014-15 to make $10 million in repairs after the cracks indicated the potential for collapse of a suspended concourse. Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer, Joe Buvid, Houston Chronicle / Contributor, William Luther / San Antonio Express-News, * - The cost also includes construction of a new natatorium. “We’re in a competitive world and a competitive area,” Fuller said. Currently, you can find her telling the stories of booming Collin County. Here's how you can see the 'Christmas Star' in the night sky, 52 cute white elephant gifts that everyone will want to nab. You can follow her on twitter at @Dani_DiNapoli. Next door to McKinney, is Allen’s much-talked about $60 million dollar, 18,000-seat stadium. Box Score Stats by Game Stats by Player. TEXAS' MOST EXPENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUMS. 1400 W. Wilson Creek Parkway McKinney, TX. The stadium originally was set to cost $29 million, but overruns pushed it to $47.3 million. Directions & Parking. And unlike the cracked concrete that temporarily closed down Allen ISD’s stadium for more than a year, the fractures won’t stop McKinney ISD from opening the gates of the glistening 12,000-seat football facility. Michael Lee, principal at engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., said generally, concrete could take up to a year or two to settle. King)Sheldon ISDCost: $32.5 millionOpened: 2019Capacity: 10,000. Cowboys may have finally committed a cardinal sin in the eyes of Jerry Jones: They’re too boring for prime time. Tickets & Seating. A McKinney, Texas, high school voted last week to build a $62.8 million football stadium, the most expensive in the country. McKINNEY -- In May, voters approved a bond election to help pay for a new high school stadium in McKinney at the price of $63.5 million. The McKinney Lions won the game 21-13. TEXAS FOOTBALL: Take a look inside of Katy's $70 million high school football stadium, The first report, released in early June, pointed to slab cracking as the primary problem as opposed to damage to the support structures, so the issue "does not presently compromise the strength to the slabs or otherwise pose a life safety concern.". I previously worked at the Weatherford Democrat, Marshall News Messenger, Amarillo Globe-News and Arlington Morning News. Valerie Little, Prosper ISD’s athletics director, said the culture of Texas football -- where UIL championships are played in massive AT&T Stadium -- necessitated the larger venue. *The cost of the stadium also includes a natatorium. "Obviously, we would have preferred to not have any construction issues, but now our focus is on making certain Manhattan Construction and Stantec Architecture fulfill their commitment to make it right.". After the bond election, McKinney schools trustees learned that higher building costs had pushed the stadium’s price tag up by millions of dollars to $69.9 million. “There is a little bit of an arms race,” said Rockwall coach Rodney Webb, the new president of the Texas High School Football Coaches Association. 1 … Take a look inside of Katy's $70 million high school football stadium, pointed to slab cracking as the primary problem as opposed to damage to the support structures, District spokesman Cody Cunningham told the Morning News, Watch Shiner High School's Doug Brooks selflessly let teammate score TD in state title game, Maverick astrophysicist calls for unusually intense solar cycle, straying from consensus view, The inside story of how Trump's denial, mismanagement and magical thinking led to the pandemic's dark winter, Seismique interactive art museum announces opening date, Warning puts spotlight on Wisconsin and 'cannibal sandwiches', Fox News host debunks own election claims - after legal demand. Now, it might be No. The McKinney project has frequently been compared to the $60 million high school stadium in nearby Allen. “We’d love for the stadium to generate revenue to the district, but they’re extremely expensive to operate,” he said. Groups from collegiate athletics to non-sports groups also have reached out about renting the facility, but district leaders wouldn’t give specifics yet. Experience the new stadium for yourself. Most high schools have a football field and bleachers on their campus. Capacity: 12000 Stadium Type: High School Year Opened: 2018 Resource: Get all of your game day direction and parking information.