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LocoChiefsFan
08-25-2012, 09:35 AM
That's rediculous!! http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/08/60-million-high-school-football-stadium/
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Big Smoke
08-25-2012, 09:36 AM
JFC...

LocoChiefsFan
08-25-2012, 09:39 AM
I know football is big in Texas, but Jesus!!

Mr. Plow
08-25-2012, 09:39 AM
Yeah, football is kind of a big deal in Texas.

Buehler445
08-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Heh. They want to put Super Turf in my 3A School. I don't even know what to say to that.

You know, besides BAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

Old Dog
08-25-2012, 09:46 AM
I know football is big in Texas, but Jesus!!

I'd give Jesus the edge in Texas, but not by much

rico
08-25-2012, 09:47 AM
Ugh, my immediate thought was Cassel...being his contract was in the $60 millions. I'm tired of being reminded of that dude. WHEN WILL IT END?!

Dr. Facebook Fever
08-25-2012, 10:53 AM
Heh. They want to put Super Turf in my 3A School. I don't even know what to say to that.

You know, besides BAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

I don't know what "super turf" is but field turf was installed at my daughters high school on the football field before last season. It was paid for by a gift contribution rather than spending any school budget though. It looks really damn sharp.

Simplicity
08-25-2012, 11:09 AM
Couple schools around this area are going to field turf and I cannot wait to play those teams.

Bugeater
08-25-2012, 11:13 AM
Ugh, my immediate thought was Cassel...being his contract was in the $60 millions. I'm tired of being reminded of that dude. WHEN WILL IT END?!
If that were the case it would've been titled "$60 million for a high school football player".

Predarat
08-25-2012, 12:45 PM
Thats a damn nice stadium, even for mid major college.

Dick Bull
08-25-2012, 12:49 PM
Thats a damn nice stadium, even for mid major college.
Makes my old high school football stadium look like a backyard playground.

displacedinMN
08-25-2012, 01:01 PM
Too much money. Look up the Permian HS in Odessa. That was the school Friday Night Lights was based on. that is one crazy place.

As far as turf-I am a teacher. Both of our HS have turf.
Most of the HS fields in the twin cities are going to them.

A coach at another HS explained it this way.

The field is used 3-5 times a week. Football, lacrosse, soccer, marching band.

One bad rain before a game and the field is ruined. That could happen in october.

The cost of the turf field is CHEAPER than water, fertilizer, maintenance, re-sod, mowing etc for 10 years.

plus, they only have to vac it, spray it with static guard and can push snow off of it without damage-which can also happen in October here.

A few schools have put a blow up dome over their fields in the winter.
I am opposed to that here. I do not want every view from the front of my house looking over a 100 ft tall white caterpillar.

Chocolate Hog
08-25-2012, 01:07 PM
Why's this a big deal? Kansas City gave hundreds of millions for a minor league baseball team.

Buehler445
08-25-2012, 02:58 PM
I don't know what "super turf" is but field turf was installed at my daughters high school on the football field before last season. It was paid for by a gift contribution rather than spending any school budget though. It looks really damn sharp.

That's cool, but every 15 years you have to replace the "rug" and it costs 100 large. Kind of tough to drum that up with 3500 people in the district.

PunkinDrublic
08-25-2012, 03:02 PM
That's Rick Perrys Texas for you. Last in education but number 1 in HS football stadiums.

Phobia
08-25-2012, 03:13 PM
Football is pretty big in KC too. Turn on ESPN right now. 10,000 people watching Lee's Summit West vs. Staley in a stadium that seats 6k. Pretty fun game to watch, at least for the people who like LSW.

Don Cheadle's nephew had 2 interceptions in the last 5 minutes of the first half.

Dayze
08-25-2012, 07:36 PM
I saw our own CP Sully coaching on the tv.

Mr_Tomahawk
08-25-2012, 07:54 PM
I am working on a project (high school) in SEC country.

The field well be about 10' below grade so it will have the sunken bowl effect as does the big house. And the high school is actually built around the football field...some of the specialty classrooms that face the field will double as suites during games.

This type of layout is going to become fairly common in the next decade. Especially in the south...

Dr. Facebook Fever
08-25-2012, 08:16 PM
That's cool, but every 15 years you have to replace the "rug" and it costs 100 large. Kind of tough to drum that up with 3500 people in the district.

Well luckily we have a hell of a lot more than 3500 in the district heh... and I have no idea if the gift took that into account. It was from a rich guy who bequethed (sp?) it to the schools football program and asked that at least some of it be used on certain things. I know they got new locker room renovations and uniforms too but I don't know any other details.

Dallas Chief
08-25-2012, 09:33 PM
That's Rick Perrys Texas for you. Last in education but number 1 in HS football stadiums.

Really? Last?