New football stadium for Dallas suburb
August 14, 2012 by James
A new football stadium being built in the Dallas suburb of Allen is expected to reach completion around the middle of August this year. The town, which has a population of around 88,000 and one high school, has worked hard to make sure that the $60 million stadium is completed and ready for the first home game on August 31.
According to the project manager Christian Herr, the 18,000 seat stadium will be completed well ahead of the first home game. Herr stated that the Allen Eagle stadium was built on such a grand scale to accommodate their needs, based on previous years when people had to be turned away on match nights. The previous stadium had a seating capacity of 7,000 and 7,000 bleachers which had an annual cost of $250,000, according to figures from the Allen Independent School District. Tim Carroll who is district spokesman confirmed that the whole season is sold out for the home side, as locals get caught up in the excitement of the new stadium.
The stadium will be used for other events and games from other towns, in addition to Allen High School football games. There are now 42 concession lines, whereas the previous stadium had 12. Carroll said that the first event would be testing for the stadium, comparing the weekend to throwing a large party and hoping there’s enough food. Although the new stadium is fully booked, promotion will still be required, possibly using local banner printing services for the stadium.