Allen (Texas)Repairs are underway to fix the $60 million football stadium at
that was condemned last school year due to structural problems.
According to a report in the Dallas Morning News
, Allen Superintendent Lance Hindt announced that the firm PBK, which designed the stadium, has issued a check to cover the repairs for the scoreboard. The cost of the scoreboard renovation is expected to be about $280,000. Repairs for the scoreboard will include the drilling of new piers and support structures.
The Allen ISD authorized a study that determined that the structural problems were "primarily engineering failures."
In a statement released by PBK, the firm noted that all attempts will be made to cover the costs of the repairs.
“We have stated that we will do whatever it takes to implement the repairs at absolutely no cost to the Allen ISD or taxpayers,” the statement said, according to the Morning News.
PBK is working with Pogue, the firm that built the stadium, to make the reparations.
The Allen ISD school board reportedly authorized Hindt to use $2 million in remaining bond funds to help fund the repairs if the two firms are unable to agree which one should pay for the costs.
The Allen football team, which won the Class 5A state championship last year, will play all of its games on the road this year. The school board noted that it hopes to reopen the stadium in May.