Update: Carroll Rivalry Allen Will Shut Its Doors to Eagle Stadium
May 23, 2014 09:10AM
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Update: Allen Stadium receives new report to cracks in foundation.
The cracks in the Metroplex's most expensive high school stadium, Eagle Stadium, were caused by "engineering failures," according to a new report on the facility's structure, says Dallas Business Journal.
Extensive work will be required to repair the $60 million stadium in Allen. The findings were apart of a final report on the two-year old facility conducted by Nelson Forensics.
At the conclusion of the investigations, the study found that the stadium did not meet building codes, particularly in high winds for the press box and scoreboard.
Reigning state champions Allen will say goodbye to its $60 million facility Eagle Stadium this fall, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Eagle Stadium, which debuted in 2012, recently made headlines when cracks were discovered in the cement of its concourse, deeming the facility unfit for public assembly.
Analysis done by the Allen school district reported that the stadium support structures aren’t sufficiently capable of supporting the weight of the concourse level.
When Eagle Stadium opened, it was a marvel on the high school sports landscape, becoming the nation’s most expensive high school football field.
The stadium was packed for home games given the team’s success – winning the UIL Class 5A-I state titles in 2012 and 2013.
Southlake Carroll played Allen during its season opener in 2012 at Eagle Stadium.
The 2012 game marked the first time the two teams met since the 2009 playoffs. The Eagles shut out the Dragons 24-0 on their way to a 5A State Championship.
In 2013, the Dragons met Allen again, returning to the field with a wealth of experience as then junior Ryan Agnew took over at quarterback for Kenny Hill (Texas A&M).Although Carroll will not meet Allen during its 2014 schedule, the Dragons will face a variety of tough opponents.