Texas High School Football’s Latest Arms Race: Multimillion-dollar Indoor Practice Facilities

When measuring Texas’ devotion to high school football, the state’s increasingly lavish, multimillion-dollar stadiums - Allen and Katy, McKinney and Frisco - are often used as the yardstick.But there’s a quieter arms race that shows how serious Texas is about its favorite sport.Over the past two decades, Texas communities have spent about $500 million on 144 indoor practice facilities -- buildings with artificial turf fields large enough for football teams to practice safe from the elements.  Continue reading...

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