Cracks force closure of $60M Texas HS stadium

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ALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A $60 million Texas high school stadium that got national attention for its grandeur and price tag will be shut down indefinitely 18 months after its opening, school district officials said Thursday.

Eagle Stadium in the Dallas suburb of Allen will be closed until at least June for an examination of "extensive cracking" in the concrete of the stadium's concourse, the district said in a statement Thursday. The closure will likely affect home games at the stadium this fall, the district said.

They planned to host state playoff games and other events at Eagle Stadium. Instead, the district's graduation ceremonies will be affected and all other events are now on hold.

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