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#1 Jeffrey Goldberg

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:43 AM

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:54 AM

Capacity is 18,000, opened in 2012 and was closed in 2014 due to structural problems. Cost of $60 million makes it the most expensive high school stadium in the world.

Reopened on Friday for a game with Denton Guyer on Friday. Allen has won 3 state championships in a row and will go for a four-peat now back at Eagle Stadium.

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The 18,000 seat stadium has 8,000 of those seats pre-sold as season tickets, with the others reserved for visitors and single-ticket buyers. Indeed, with the three-time state champions as the home team, the odds that any game will have many unsold tickets is unlikely, and that’s the narrative of Eagle Stadium that folks in Allen would surely like to see prevail. Although critics like to point at the stadium and its excesses as an Icarus-like journey too close to the sun, the team’s record and the facility’s reopening probably proves something else: If you’ve got the money to succeed, you probably will.


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:56 AM

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 10:48 AM

First game was versus Hoover Alabama:

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Allen beat Hoover, Ala., 25-7. Mitchell Jonke was 14-27 passing for 155 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Sophomore Grant Tisdale was 1-5 passing for 20 yards while running for 10 yards on three carries. Four-star junior Kirby Bennett ran for 50 yards on 10 carries and caught two passes for 34 yards. Fellow junior Brock Sturges, who moved from Katy Seven Lakes, ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Four-star sophomore Theo Wease had one reception for seven yards.





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