McKinney Independent School District

Only In Texas: This High School Is Building A $63M Football Stadium

The plan for the 12,000-seat stadium was approved by 63 percent of voters.

By Matt Moreno | May 11, 2016

As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas — especially high school football stadiums.

The McKinney Independent School District recently got 63 percent of taxpayers' support on funding a $62.8 million, 12,000-seat high school football stadium. It's one of the priciest high school football stadiums in the nation.

This new stadium for McKinney, located about 20 minutes outside of Dallas, is the latest in a Texas high school football stadium arms-race of sorts.

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It beats out a $60 million, 18,000-seat stadium recently built in Allen, Texas, and the $62.5 million stadium in Katy that's expected to open in 2017.

And the construction will be in the hands of a company that's done this a few times before.

Dallas-based Manhattan Construction has built stadiums for the MLB's Texas Rangers and the NFL's Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys.

This video includes a clip from NBC and McKinney Independent School District and images from Getty Images.

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