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Eagle Stadium, the $60 Million facility that Allen (Texas) debuted in 2012, will close for the fall, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.

The stadium, which made news earlier this spring when cracks were discovered in the cement of its concourse, was deemed unfit for public assembly.

According to the report, which cited analysis done by the Allen school district, the stadium support structures are not sufficiently capable of supporting the weight of the concourse level.

"The stadium is not safe for public assembly," Superintendent Lance Hindt told the Dallas Morning News.

When it opened in 2012, Eagle Stadium was a marvel on the high school sports landscape, laying claim to the nation's most expensive high school football field, and also perhaps its nicest.

The stadium was packed for home games given the team's success, as Allen took home UIL Class 5A-I state titles in both 2012 and 2013.

The team is considered a major favorite to claim another state title in 2014. It will now play its home games this season in Plano, Texas.

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Eagle Stadium, arguably the most impressive high school football stadium in the country, will close for 2014.