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Houston-Area District Wants $69 Million High School Football Stadium

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    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 a Houston-area school district are being asked to approve a $69 million football stadium that would be the most expensive in state history.

    The 14,000-seat stadium in Katy would surpass by $10 million the stadium that opened last year in the North Texas city of Allen.

    Katy voters on Tuesday will consider a bond of nearly $100 million that would cover the cost of the stadium along with construction of an $25 million Agriculture Science Center and a $4.5 million S.T.E.M. Project Center.

    But the Houston Chronicle reports it's the stadium that's drawing the scrutiny of a local tea party group.

    Supporters said the stadium will be used not only by the powerhouse Katy High School Tigers, but also six other high schools in the growing district.  Supporters added the stadiums would be used for soccer and marching contests, in addition to football.

    If the bond package passes on Nov. 5, the stadium is estimated to open in Aug. 2015.

    Read more about Katy ISD's Student Activity Facilities Bond package here.