Katy (TX) holds groundbreaking for $61 million stadium

New Katy high school football stadium

Ground was broken Friday in Katy, Texas for a new $61 million high school football stadium in the Katy Independent School District.  Currently, the district’s seven schools only have 10,000 seat Jack Rhodes Memorial Stadium.

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The new stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017, will seat 12,000 people with a two-story press box.  It will be located adjacent to Rhodes Stadium.

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The new stadium was part of a $748 million school bond package that was approved by voters in November 2014.

The $61 million price tag will make it America’s most expensive high school football stadium, topping the $60 million spent to build Eagle Stadium in Texas.

Allen Eagle Stadium

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