Texas HS to Build $35 Million Football Stadium Despite Low Enrollment


  • A Texas high school is building a new football stadium and facilities that will cost $35 million.
  • The sheer size of the stadium is remarkable considering the inscription.
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Everything is bigger in Texas and high school football certainly is. When it comes to high school football, there are states, like Georgia, that rival the Lone Star State, but none of them can match or exceed the level of intensity.

Take Melissa High School, for example.

Melissa, Texas is about an hour northeast of the heart of Dallas and 40 miles from downtown. Nestled in Collin County, the city has a population of 18,147, nearly five times its 2010 population. It is a growing suburb as the state and its larger cities continue to expand.

As a result, Melissa takes her position in the state seriously in terms of football. Cardinals fair has moved up to level 5A-D2 and should continue to increase as the city continues to grow.

To keep up with the growth, the school has just announced that it is building a brand new state-of-the-art football stadium and indoor training facility that will cost $35 million when all is said and done.

Melissa High School’s $35 million football stadium is going to be stunning.

While there’s no denying that the stadium is poised to be remarkable, it’s pretty wild when you consider the total high school enrollment itself. During the 2020/21 school year, Melissa High School had 1,145 in total students. In all four classes.

And now he expects to fill the stands on Friday nights at his brand new $35 million stadium when the whole town comes out to support the Cardinals. It just goes to show that high school football in Texas is just different.

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