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Texas high school to build $62 million stadium

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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 07:33 AM
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I put this in current events and not sports because the town voted to pay for this monster. So it's not really about sports but more about a towns choices.

www.foxsports.com...

From the article.

"The town of McKinney, Texas voted in favor of a bond Saturday that will allow the school district to build a $62.8 million, 12,000-seat high school football stadium. According to USA Today, that price tag would make it the most expensive high school football stadium in the country."


I like football but damn, that's a frickin stupid amount to pay for a stadium. My school had aluminum bleachers and it was surrounded by a chain link fence.


Apparently they were trying to keep up with neighboring towns.

"Although McKinney's new field might be the most expensive, it is far from the only mega-priced project in the area. The stadium will be built approximately four miles north of a $60 million football stadium which seats 18,000 in Allen, Texas. The town of Katy, Texas is currently building at $62.5 million stadium set to open in 2017."

Maybe there is something in the water in Texas or the concussions are catching up to them.




posted on May, 11 2016 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

What in the hell are they thinking? If they're going to be that extravagant they will need to justify it by finding other ways to utilize the space in addition to high school sports events.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Complete stupidity.
You have a failing education system barely able to teach kids basic English, Maths and Science and yet millions of $ are being wasted on school football - not even varied sports, just f-ing football!

This is insane and it kind of shows how priorities in American education are severely messed up.

What kind of parent prioritizes playing a game over their kids education?
Massively irresponsible parents, that's who.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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Hah, all that money for 'sports' . Did you know stadiums are used for control of populations during coups, mass disturbances, riots and the like?

Shelters during natural disasters, prisons in times of tyranny. Ever see the movie Missing?

That exorbitant price tag comes with a lot of security features, not built to entertain but to keep people locked up.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Nothing like prioritizing destroying a child's head over improving a child's head.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 08:06 AM
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What percentage of a high school class using the stadium will go on to serve the world by playing football in the NFL?

If a student is good at throwing or running will a ball it will help him get a free college education. College getting very expensive for the average student.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

If you knew anything about Texas, you would know that football is a way of life to them.

All of Texas, loves football in the extreme.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 08:44 AM
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Frisco high schools will be playing on the Cowboy training facility and that will cost more than this. Collin county is richest in the state, we can afford it. I think McKinney is thinking they want to attract more rich new growth since they share a border with Frisco, Plano, and Allen.

A quarter billion on this one. Used to live less than a mile from this, now closer to 3.

Cowboys Training Facility
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 08:56 AM
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These are nothing more than status symbol tokens for what are essentially upscale school districts. Can you imagine if that money was invested in something like -- oh, I don't know -- educational programs.

Crazy idea, right?




posted on May, 11 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: maria_stardust

You might want to research the districts educational programs before making assumptions. They get a lot of high tech in these schools. Lots of monies thrown that way. Throwing more would likely be a waste. Great test scores in these districts.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:01 AM
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Voted on so who really cares . Lots of other stuff it will be used for if you read the article.




posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

They could throw it to another school that is struggling in those aspects that could use the funds more than they do. But I guess that is an unrealistic idea in this country, especially in Texas.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Athletics over Academics. The American way. It goes all the way up through college. It's more of a priority to produce the next 22 year old pro athlete than the 22 year old academic researcher who might find the cure to a debilitating disease.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Why would they bother? It makes little sense. Counties that bring up excellence will not be throwing that away.

Unless you're all for evening us all out into mediocrity. Hey, if that's what you really like, then that's cool, but it's very foolish.
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:18 AM
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originally posted by: maria_stardust
These are nothing more than status symbol tokens for what are essentially upscale school districts. Can you imagine if that money was invested in something like -- oh, I don't know -- educational programs.

Crazy idea, right?



This is why the US ranks #36 in the world in education.



New survey ranks U.S. students 36th in the world - How do we improve?

cnycentral.com...



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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That nothing. My local high school is trying to spend $50 million on a new pool! WTF? We have a handful of vocal parents whose special snowflakes swim and they are trying to use "swimming is a life skill" to justify this boondoggle. We have an older pool that is past it's useful life. As far as I am concerned, the high school doesn't need a pool. We have a great community pool in the town. No one cares about swimming as a sport and certainly not enough to justify spending $50 million on a pool. I'd rather the money be spent on closing a noticeable academic achievement gap between white students and minority students and giving our huge budget surplus back to the homeowners (tax payers) in the form of lower property taxes (Our high school has like a $100 million surplus right now).

Knowing Texas where high school football is treated like the NFL, a school district spending $60 million on a stadium isn't all that shocking.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:25 AM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Why would they bother? It makes little sense. Counties that bring up excellence will not be throwing that away.


You're right. That's why I said it wouldn't happen in this country. This country is too greedy and worships the self too much. But as for an actual answer to your question. Because it is the right thing to do when you have more than enough to accomplish your goals. Education shouldn't be a zero-sum game determined by luck of where you were born or what family you were born into.


Unless you're all for evening us all out into mediocrity. Hey, if that's what you really like, then that's cool, but it's very foolish.


So sending excess money that went into a giant stadium to more needy schools voluntarily results in mediocrity? No wonder why Socialists don't believe you guys when you say that charities will pick up the slack if we defund Social programs.
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Oh, but that already exists, and yet you're so greedy to meet your ideals that you want more.

We already pay taxes that get distributed back to the educational system.

There's just no way you can reasonably justify your stance. Why would people and elected officials who make good decisions for long periods of time, NOT be rewarded and if that appears to be excess in the minds of some WHY should we give in and give up?

It makes ZERO sense.

You can take your warped sense of socialism and shove it. I'm all for moderate socialist principals, but you're taking it WAY too far.
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Why would people's property tax money go to a school in a different county? That makes no sense. People pay high dollars to live in nice school districts.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 09:46 AM
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a reply to: avgguy

Because the feelings and all.. don't let logic in the way.



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