Flaws In $60M Stadium Forces Texas District To Move Graduation

ALLEN (March 15, 2014) The graduation ceremony for Allen High School seniors will be indoors this spring after structural flaws forced officials to close the school’s $60 million football stadium.

The Allen High School graduation ceremony will be held Friday night, June 6, at the American Airlines Center, the district said in a statement Saturday on its website.

The AAC, depending on the event configuration, can seat more than 18,000.

Last month the Allen ISD temporarily closed the 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium, where the graduation was to have been held, after finding cracks in the concourse.

Experts say portions of the stadium might have to be demolished and rebuilt.

District officials say the AAC, home to the NHL's Stars and the NBA's Mavericks, should easily accomodate the more than 1,400 graduates, their families and guests.

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