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Houston Suburb to Vote on $69M High School Football Stadium

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013  |  Updated 3:52 PM CDT
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Houston Suburb to Vote on $69M HS Stadium

Katy ISD

The Katy Independent School District, near Houston, hopes to pass a $99 million bond package Nov. 5 that includes a $69 million stadium. If it passes, it'd be the most expensive high school facility in Texas history.

Voters in the Houston suburb of Katy will decide Tuesday whether to approve a bond package that includes $69.5 million for a new, 14,000-seat high school football stadium.

The stadium would serve Katy's powerhouse program, but district officials also say they could attract playoff games and other events. It's on the ballot one year after the Dallas suburb of Allen opened a $60 million stadium with 18,000 seats and dozens of concession stands.

The $99 million in bonds would also pay for a $25 million expansion of an agricultural sciences center and $4.5 million for a science and technology center.

Some local tea party supporters oppose the bond package, saying the district shouldn't take on more debt.

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