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$60m Allen High school stadium forced to close

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It's less than two years old, cost $60m to build and hosts high school football games - and now it's broken.

The famous Allen High School stadium was constructed in 2012 as an 18,000-seater temple to high school Texas football but it has now been forced to close due to cracked concrete.

As reported by the Dallas Morning News, a flawed design in the concrete structure of the concourse has led to the closure, as it has been deemed unsafe for use.

It was feared that the breaches in the sturdiness of the concrete could jeopardise the safety of the stand, especially if it was filled to capacity.

"The stadium is not safe for public assembly," superintendent Lance Hindt told the Dallas Morning News.

Allen High School are the current Class 5A Division 1 state champions, but they will be forced to play at least three home games in Plano, Texas next season.

It is the second largest secondary school in Texas, but its $60m stadium earned headlines around the world. If you've ever watched Friday Night Lights, you'll know just how big high school football is in the Lone Star State.

But while everything may be bigger in Texas, it doesn't necessarily mean it's better.

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