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Play resumes at $60M high school stadium in Texas after year closed for repairs

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ALLEN, Texas — A defending state football champion has won its season opener at the $60 million stadium in North Texas that closed last year with structural problems.

Allen beat Denton Guyer 48-16 on Friday night at repaired Eagle Stadium.

Allen last year won its third consecutive Texas championship in 6A Division I, after playing all of its home regular-season games at other sites.

Eagle Stadium opened to much fanfare in 2012 but closed before the 2014 season after cracks were found in the building's concrete concourse. Problems were also found with construction of the press box and the south scoreboard.

The contractor and architectural firm paid for the repairs at the high school stadium that seats about 18,000.

Allen is 20 miles north of Dallas.


Online:

http://www.allenisd.org/eaglestadium

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