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The Stadiums That Ate Texas

Why are these Dallas suburbs funding the most expensive high school football stadiums ever built?
Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas, cost more than $72 million and holds as many fans as an NBA arena. But an even pricier high school football stadium is getting built just a few miles away.
Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas, cost more than $72 million and holds as many fans as an NBA arena. But an even pricier high school football stadium is getting built just a few miles away. AP

This post is part of a CityLab series on wastelands, and what we squander, discard, and fritter away.

In Texas, the old hands say there are only two seasons: spring football and fall football. But lately there’s a year-round game getting played as well: the competition to build the most expensive high school football stadium in the world.