Record Amount Spent On Texas Football Stadium | NBC Nightly News

Record Amount Spent On Texas Football Stadium | NBC Nightly News
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NEW 12,000-SEAT HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM. ♪♪>>Reporter: A CELEBRATION TO DEDICATE THIS SHRINE TO FOOTBALL THAT WOULD MAKE MANY COLLEGES JEALOUS. THIS IS LEGACY STADIUM IN KATY, TEXAS, THE MOST EXPENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM EVER BUILT. $72 MILLION, VOTED ON AND PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS.>>YOU HAVE A CHAMPION FOOTBALL TEAM LIKE THAT. THEY DESERVE TO PLAY IN A STADIUM LIKE THIS.>>Reporter: 72 MILLION BUYS 12,000 SEATS. L.E.D. LIGHTS TO DISPLAY THE HOME TEAM’S COLORS. AND LUXURY BOXES FOR CORPORATE SPONSORS. QUITE A VIEW FROM UP HERE.>>GREAT VIEW.>>Reporter: KATY’S STADIUM TAKES THE RECORD FROM RIVAL ALLEN, TEXAS, 60 MILLION, IN McKINNEY, THEIR NEW STADIUM UNDER CONSTRUCTION IS NEARING $70 MILLION.>>AT THE 45, HE MAKES THE CATCH.>>Reporter: THE LURE OF FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS RUNS DEEP IN TEXAS, AND THE KATY TIGERS BOAST EIGHT FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS. JANET HOWELL HAS CARVED OUT A SECTION OF HER ANTIQUES SHOP FOR TIGERS GEAR.>>THE COST MAY HAVE BEEN A LITTLE EXTREME, BUT THE STADIUM WAS A NECESSITY.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS BECAUSE EIGHT SCHOOLS SHARE THE STADIUM. THE SUPERINTENDENT ESTIMATES A THOUSAND KIDS WILL BENEFIT FROM IT EACH NIGHT.>>I WOULD CHALLENGE THE COUNTRY THAT WOULD QUESTION A FRIDAY NIGHT IN TEXAS. COME ON DOWN HERE AND EXPERIENCE IT.>>Reporter: THEN THEY’LL SEE IT’S WORTH THE COST?>>IT’S WORTH THE COST AND IT’S WORTH THE TIME.>>Reporter: HERE FOOTBALL ISN’T JUST A

6 thoughts on “Record Amount Spent On Texas Football Stadium | NBC Nightly News

  1. Ahhhh so THATS what our tax dollars are going to. Brilliant. Let's pump 72 million into a stadium where the most violent sport ever is played and we continue to fail in education since we are so obsessed with spending money elsewhere where it shouldn't be spent. It's pathetic.

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