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Football Stadium Included in $220M TX Bond Package

Voters and the school board in McKinney, TX have approved a $220 million bond proposal. Part of the proposal includes construction of a 12,000-seat, $62.8-million football stadium for this far north Dallas suburb. The stadium would replace the 7,000-seat Ron Poe Stadium, which was built in 1962, and which is shared by McKinney’s three high schools.

The stadium generated much controversy, and led to two political action committees; Vote for McKinney’s Future (pro-bond) and Grassroots McKinney (anti-bond). The head of Grassroots McKinney said he was disappointed, and indicated the next step is to get new people elected to the school board.

For the first time in more than a decade, the bond didn’t include plans to build a new school.

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