Football coach Jeff Fleener tosses a football to players during practice at the new $60 million football stadium at Allen High School Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Allen, Texas. Allen High School northeast of Dallas christens the stadium Friday night with a matchup against defending state champion Southlake Carroll. While other school districts are struggling to retain teachers and keep classroom sizes down, Allen voters approved a $119 million bond issue that pays for the stadium and other district facilities.
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published Friday, August 31st, 2012
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ALLEN, Texas - Call it the palace of high school football: A gleaming $60 million facility with seats for 18,000 roaring fans, a 38-foot-wide high-definition video screen, corporate sponsors and a towering upper deck.