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The Allen High football team will have a much-newer spot to rest between series this season, as a new stadium is ready for action.

Those Texans sure do love their football, even at the high school level.

Allen (Texas) will open its new 18,000-seat palace on Aug. 31 against perennial power Carroll (Southlake, Texas) and 7,500 of those seats are expected to be sold as season tickets for $40 each.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the original plan called for 5,000 reserved, chair-back seats to be sold on a season basis. However, great demand pushed the allotment to 7,500 and now there's a lottery. Each person will be allowed to purchase up to four season tickets.

Last year in its old 14,000-seat stadium, Allen sold 2,500 season tickets.

Officials also are reserving 5,000 seats for the visiting team, 4,000 for Allen students, 1,000 for the school's band, dance and drill teams and 500 for general admission on the day of the game.

Sounds like walk-ups better get there early.