[Time] Anyone who’s seen Friday Night Lights knows high school football in Texas is no joke. It’s particularly not a laughing matter in the Dallas suburb of Allen, which just spent $60 million on a lavish new stadium for its high school football team. When residents decided the previous 14-000-seat stadium wasn’t large enough, they approved plans for the new facility in 2009, NBC DFW reports. The Allen Eagles’ 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. It’s quite an upgrade from the old facility — one that didn’t even have built-in bathrooms. But don’t go calling Guinness just yet: Eagle Stadium is only the third-largest high school arena in the state, though it is the largest one used exclusively by a single team.
Call me naive, but where I’m from, if you’re spending $60 million on a football stadium for a FUCKING HIGH SCHOOL TEAM, you’re an idiot. Look at this monster. Press boxes, weight rooms, 18,000 seats and (wait for it…..) A 75 x 45 FOOT HD SCOREBOARD all so that you can watch Boobie Miles and Mike Winchell enjoy their glory days before their real lives in West Texas become very, very shitty.
But Penn State, now they’re the ones with the football problem.
UPDATE: PS – It has an indoor golf practice facility…