Allen ISD Close to Receiving Final Report on Eagle Stadium Damage

The Allen Independent School District's board of trustees is one step closer to receiving a final report on the structural problems with its $60 million stadium.

Earlier this year, the district closed the facility after announced widespread cracking in the concrete on the stadium’s concourse.

On Monday night, the board met for more than three hours behind closed doors to discuss a report about those structural, safety issues.

The district is committed to being transparent in its investigation, according to Allen ISD Superintendent Dr. Lance Hindt.

Hindt told NBC 5 the forensic engineers had presented a more complete report than they’d heard in the past, though it is not final.

He said there is no current plan or timeline for repairs to be completed.

The firm also provided a PowerPoint presentation to the trustees, which Hindt expects to be made public by the district later this week.

After the meeting, he read aloud the following statement:

“Tonight the Allen ISD board received a report from consultant engineers regarding Eagle Stadium. The consultant engineers are Nelson Forensics. The report was given verbally accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. This report was limited to findings that identified shortcomings in the engineering and/or construction at the stadium and did not include recommendations for final repairs or cost estimates which are being developed by another engineering firm, Datum, and are not completed at this time. Since there is no final written report we expect to make the final PowerPoint available later this week pending review by our attorney. The administration and the school board remain committed to providing information to the public as soon as it is available and when it does not jeopardize any contractual or legal obligation.”

Eagle Stadium will be closed for the 2014 to 2015 school year, pending repairs.

The $60 million project is less than three years old and was funded by taxpayers as part of a bond election.

Hindt said he expects to able to give more information and answer direct questions about the project later this week.

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