Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I Would Have Been Surprised Had This Not Been In Texas -- July 18, 2017

Prosper High School, Texas, will build a $48 million mega-stadium that features a banquet hall suite.

Story at Sportsday.com.
We knew Prosper ISD was going to get a new football stadium, and now we know what it will look like.
PISD announced that the design of the new stadium, which will actually be a stadium/natatorium complex, has been completed. The stadium will have a 12,000-seat capacity, and according to PISD, will serve all of the district's high schools going forward.
For those who didn't know that Prosper wasn't going to remain a one-high school district, there's a bit of news for you.
The second Prosper high school isn't scheduled to open until 2020, but the current high school's enrollment has increased considerably.
You might remember that Prosper was the 3A Division I state champion in 2008 and was once a rival of Celina (now in 4A). Prosper had a UIL-reported enrollment of 2,110 in the fall of 2015, and it's now one of the state's largest 5A schools.
It's pretty much a no-doubter that Prosper will bounce into 6A for the 2018-2020 alignment.According to Prosper ISD, the stadium project will be funded from a $710 million bond issue passed nearly 10 years and will have an approximate cost of $48 million. That's less than Allen's Eagle Stadium ($60 million, opened in 2012) and McKinney's new $70 million stadium that is under construction.
Prosper ISD mentions that in information about its stadium on the district web site:
Prosper ISD continues to grow about 100% every five years and is one the top five fastest growing school districts in the state of Texas out of 1,100+ school districts. We have designed a facility that will meet the needs of PISD for many years to come while engineering it in a way that comes in at price tag $15-20+ million less expensive than recent similar projects in the metroplex and across the state.
Prosper is in the same area as McKinney, Plano, Frisco, all north of DFW/Dallas. 

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