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(KHOU Houston)   Believe it or not, some people in Texas are opposed to spending $69-million in tax dollars to build a new high school football stadium   (khou.com) divider line 97
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2013-10-12 10:03:28 AM
Sounds like SOCIALISMS to me. Real texans would let the free market build that stadium all on its own.
 
2013-10-12 10:07:18 AM
Too small?
 
2013-10-12 10:07:31 AM
Those people will be run out of town shortly.
 
2013-10-12 10:07:55 AM
Must be a poor district, seven schools share one stadium.
 
2013-10-12 10:07:59 AM
If I go look up where this district performs, where will it fall? 99th percentile?
 
2013-10-12 10:09:14 AM
It is my understanding that Katy High School threatened to move to Sugarland, TX if a new stadium wasn't built.
 
2013-10-12 10:10:07 AM
$69 million football stadium?  For high school?  How about, you know, using it on educating kids?

Just a thought.
 
2013-10-12 10:10:24 AM
what happened to just running some 30ft tall aluminum bleachers along the sidelines for high schools?
(or even concrete which i've seen a few do but even still that wouldn't cost millions of dollars)

the only reason I could see for spending the kind of money would be if this was a county stadium that all the high schools in
the area would share - but seeing as how almost all games are played on Fridays that would be a moot point (and still a ridiculous amount of money)
 
2013-10-12 10:10:55 AM
"Yes because we need another stadium, not just for football but for band competition and performances," Rone said.

See? They're thinking of the welfare of teh gay too.
 
2013-10-12 10:11:05 AM
I wonder if the guy who said the debt can be managed also complains about Obama spending too much.
 
2013-10-12 10:11:38 AM

Creoena: $69 million football stadium?  For high school?  How about, you know, using it on educating kids?

Just a thought.


Educating kids? There isn't enough money in the budget for that.
 
2013-10-12 10:12:34 AM
I'd like to see some Texans opposed to funding a new football stadium...do those people exist?
 
2013-10-12 10:13:54 AM

Creoena: $69 million football stadium?  For high school?  How about, you know, using it on educating kids?

Just a thought.


Thousands of people don't show up dressed in the high school's colors on Friday night to watch some kids take a chemistry test. Sad to say, this is what brings the hometown pride.
 
2013-10-12 10:17:31 AM
I like the comment from the one guy who sounded fairly reasonable:

"The problem is not a $69 million problem," Scott said. "It's a $30 million problem".

I grew up in the South, and went to HS football games, but I still can't imagine a $30MM high school stadium. We had a couple shared stadiums in the county and each probably held 1000 fans on each side of a grass field. Surely this can be done for $2-$5MM at the most, right?
 
2013-10-12 10:17:52 AM
"Yes because we need another stadium, not just for football but for band competition and performances," Rone said.

Sounds like they've got their priorities all straight n shiat.
 
2013-10-12 10:17:55 AM
oh noes! without the new stadium the poor darlings need to play on Thursdays!
 
2013-10-12 10:18:06 AM
 
2013-10-12 10:18:18 AM

Weaver95: Sounds like SOCIALISMS to me. Real texans would let the free market build that stadium all on its own.


No can do. Then, they could be accused of not building that
 
2013-10-12 10:18:19 AM
Farkin retards...what a waste of money
 
2013-10-12 10:21:12 AM

johnnieconnie: I'd like to see some Texans opposed to funding a new football stadium...do those people exist?



Yes, they do.
 
2013-10-12 10:22:11 AM

Lumber Jack Off: what happened to just running some 30ft tall aluminum bleachers along the sidelines for high schools?
(or even concrete which i've seen a few do but even still that wouldn't cost millions of dollars)

the only reason I could see for spending the kind of money would be if this was a county stadium that all the high schools in
the area would share
- but seeing as how almost all games are played on Fridays that would be a moot point (and still a ridiculous amount of money)


You really should read TFA then.  I still don't agree with it, but it's not my money going towards it so let them decide to spend excess money on a stadium instead of making sure their kids don't have the intelligence level of a turnip.
 
2013-10-12 10:22:18 AM

Lumber Jack Off: what happened to just running some 30ft tall aluminum bleachers along the sidelines for high schools?
(or even concrete which i've seen a few do but even still that wouldn't cost millions of dollars)

the only reason I could see for spending the kind of money would be if this was a county stadium that all the high schools in
the area would share - but seeing as how almost all games are played on Fridays that would be a moot point (and still a ridiculous amount of money)


It is ridiculous, but it's Texas.
 
2013-10-12 10:22:54 AM

bikerwalla: Creoena: $69 million football stadium?  For high school?  How about, you know, using it on educating kids?

Just a thought.

Thousands of people don't show up dressed in the high school's colors on Friday night to watch some kids take a chemistry test. Sad to say, this is what brings the hometown pride.


Katy has grown, so fast in the last 15 years it's totally lost that small town feel. My brother lives in Katy at is voting 'NO' on the stadium bond.
 
2013-10-12 10:24:05 AM
Don't worry, I'm assured that expensive sports facilities always pay back more into the schools than they cost.  Once its built, all the money that boosters, sponsors, spectators pour into the facility, it will pay for itself in like a season. And if that fails, paying back loans is a good way to make sure that the discipline and teamwork that can only really be taught with organized sports is still alive in the community.
 
2013-10-12 10:24:52 AM
I'm pretty sure they could use the 14 goddamn dollars the local team charged me to see a homecoming game to fund their stadium. Judging from the bleachers, the lack of parking in a mile radius, and the crowd of people unable to find seats, they had a few thousand people there. Not like they're paying much to maintain an astroturf field with a few hundred band kids that are required to clean it after the game.

/SO's little sister was in the halftime show
 
2013-10-12 10:26:06 AM
Seems like some local politician-critter has some buddies in the construction business.
 
2013-10-12 10:26:39 AM
Feh, these chumps have nothing on the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We have a perpetual stadium debate, we have 3 stadiums in downtown Minneapolis currently, 2 more at the university, about to build a 4th stadium downtown (for a measly 1 billion dollars) and we have 2 more across the river in St. Paul, and don't think for a second that people are done demanding new stadiums while ignoring massive budget problems,
 
2013-10-12 10:26:39 AM
I remember the stink my school got in when they got lights for the field for $500k. If they had asked for $69 mil they would have been laughed out of the county.

Funny thing they only got to use the lights once when I went there because they promoted the hell out of the first game under the lights and the place was packed. Somehow a mini riot started and some guy got hit in the face with a 2X4. After that all night games cancelled until further notice. They started having them again after I graduated.
 
2013-10-12 10:26:55 AM

Coolfusis: Not like they're paying much to maintain an astroturf field with a few hundred band kids that are required to clean it after the game.


The band has to clean up after the game?
 
2013-10-12 10:29:30 AM

Lumber Jack Off: what happened to just running some 30ft tall aluminum bleachers along the sidelines for high schools?
(or even concrete which i've seen a few do but even still that wouldn't cost millions of dollars)

the only reason I could see for spending the kind of money would be if this was a county stadium that all the high schools in
the area would share - but seeing as how almost all games are played on Fridays that would be a moot point (and still a ridiculous amount of money)


That's what it is; a stadium for 7 schools.  They have 1 and want a 2nd.  1 is doable with 7 schools, you just need to schedule your out-of-conference home games throughout the season rather than at the beginning (if almost everyone goes away for an OOC game, that's easy, but I don't think you can get 7 games in a weekend easily.  Maybe if they want to host early, maybe they take turns and you get one home game the first two weeks every other year, otherwise you wait).  Then, for the regular season, there would be as many as 4 games (1 vs 2, 3 vs 4, 5 vs 6, and 7 hosting an OOC game).  Play 1 Thursday, 1 Friday, 1 Saturday at 1 and one Saturday at 7:30 and you're good.  If you want to host a band competition in it, put it the week of byes (or at least byes for 4 teams) and you free up Saturday.
   They don't need another stadium, but it's Texas, so what do I know?
 
2013-10-12 10:34:03 AM
When the football squad plays on a dirt field, and the science students play with their new electron microscope and 3D printer, then we will have a country with a future.
 
2013-10-12 10:35:20 AM
Wait a few years when the insurance rates for schools with football teams skyrocket. Then you'll see some high taxes.
 
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2013-10-12 10:39:09 AM
how much for the tickets? season discounts? will they be serving beer?
 
2013-10-12 10:40:59 AM

groppet: I remember the stink my school got in when they got lights for the field for $500k. If they had asked for $69 mil they would have been laughed out of the county.

Funny thing they only got to use the lights once when I went there because they promoted the hell out of the first game under the lights and the place was packed. Somehow a mini riot started and some guy got hit in the face with a 2X4. After that all night games cancelled until further notice. They started having them again after I graduated.


How does a game under the lights escalate to being pummeled with a 2x4?
 
2013-10-12 10:41:01 AM
I just looked up the cost of our recently built high school football stadium in Virginia. It was 3.6 million. It even has artificial turf.

These idiots could build 7 high school stadiums for a lot less than 69 million dollars.
 
2013-10-12 10:41:13 AM
"plus a new agricultural complex and a science and technology center.  "

Build that first. Fill it/them with stuff for the students. Then use or save what's left over for a stadium.

Priorities, people. And I'm a Texas HS football fan, but sorry... education first, then football.
 
2013-10-12 10:43:09 AM

AmericanEagle: johnnieconnie: I'd like to see some Texans opposed to funding a new football stadium...do those people exist?


Yes, they do.


I meant not on Fark :-)
 
2013-10-12 10:43:47 AM

AmericanEagle: johnnieconnie: I'd like to see some Texans opposed to funding a new football stadium...do those people exist?


Yes, they do.

womenandhollywood.com

They sure do.

/PANTHER PRIDE!
//can't believe I'm furst!
 
2013-10-12 10:44:52 AM
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2013-10-12 10:46:03 AM
CSB:
I drive down Katy Ft.-Bend road all the time, one of the main routes for me into work.
 
2013-10-12 10:53:06 AM

Satanic_Hamster: CSB:
I drive down Katy Ft.-Bend road all the time, one of the main routes for me into work.


CSB: I know a girl named Katy and I live in Fort Bend County.
 
2013-10-12 10:54:06 AM
As a comparison, the Metrodome in Minneapolis cost 55 million to build.

Sure, it was 1980 and as a venue, the place is positively awful, but still.
 
2013-10-12 10:54:54 AM

Creoena: $69 million football stadium?  For high school?  How about, you know, using it on educating kids?

Just a thought.


Let me explain it to you, libtard. Its a JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! program. See, you combine spending millions on sports programs instead of education programs, with textbooks that promote creation science and gloss over unpleasantries like slavery. Then you sit back, confident in the knowledge that you've prepared your students for lifetime careers in the food service industry or the janitorial arts. And there are a lot of those jobs! How many rocket scientists do you see every day, libtard boy?! How many brain surgeons? None, right? Now, how many happy smiling folks do you see at the drive-up window? THAT'S where the JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! are, you moran.
 
2013-10-12 10:55:40 AM

bikerwalla: Creoena: $69 million football stadium?  For high school?  How about, you know, using it on educating kids?

Just a thought.

Thousands of people don't show up dressed in the high school's colors on Friday night to watch some kids take a chemistry test. Sad to say, this is what brings the hometown pride.


Maybe they should.

And for the bonus question, "describe the chemical process when amonium nitrate is situated next to a pile of flaming shiat"
 
2013-10-12 10:55:56 AM
1) if you don't live in Texas or have ever lived in Texas, you literally have no idea what High School Football means to their communities. I used to live in Western PA before living here and I thought fans were rabid out there; they've got nothing on Texas.

1a) football is not bad

2) the expansion is necessary not only to accommodate the 8th (and potentially more) high schools in the district, but to accommodate other things that will make money for the district.

2a) the benefit goes beyond football to band, CG, etc.

3) $99 MM really isn't that much money for a bond in a district the size of KISD and it's not for one school or one purpose. There's already a technology center (read -- Vo-Tech and a kick-ass culinary program), and the STEM center will add to the ability of the district to focus education for the kids. And for the AG center, we need it -- our rodeo arena, like our football stadium, is too small.

4) I'll vote for it -- it's a benefit for all the kids and I'm not afraid to pay for it.

4a) If you don't like it, move here and vote against it.
 
2013-10-12 10:56:53 AM
You need a parking lot, a grass of turf field, bleachers to hold 15k, lights, media center, and changing rooms. You could do all that for considerably less. In England Colchester United built a stadium holding 10k, with expansion room to double, for barely $20 million. They had to figure in land costs in a built up area, too. This whole venture proposed in Katy sounds like a kickback boondoggle, it'll end up with several contractors, school officials, local politicians, all being able to splash out on Olympic sized swimming pools and new tits for both the wife and mistress.
 
2013-10-12 10:59:43 AM

mekkab: AmericanEagle: johnnieconnie: I'd like to see some Texans opposed to funding a new football stadium...do those people exist?


Yes, they do.
[womenandhollywood.com image 300x400]

They sure do.

/PANTHER PRIDE!
//can't believe I'm furst!


I like the rode hard and put up wet look she's going with in 'Nashville';

cmsimg.tennessean.com
 
2013-10-12 11:00:46 AM

r1niceboy: school officials, local politicians, all being able to splash out on Olympic sized swimming pools and new tits for both the wife and mistress.


To be fair, the mistress is an A cup and could really use them.
 
2013-10-12 11:02:55 AM
The contractors should throw in a CREATION MUSEUM and they'll be gold.
 
2013-10-12 11:03:23 AM

r1niceboy: You need a parking lot, a grass of turf field, bleachers to hold 15k, lights, media center, and changing rooms. You could do all that for considerably less. In England Colchester United built a stadium holding 10k, with expansion room to double, for barely $20 million. They had to figure in land costs in a built up area, too. This whole venture proposed in Katy sounds like a kickback boondoggle, it'll end up with several contractors, school officials, local politicians, all being able to splash out on Olympic sized swimming pools and new tits for both the wife and mistress.


Katy ISD already owns the land...one of the reasons they chose that spot. And the city has already been expanding traffic access.

No doubt it's probably an overstated dollar value because every project estimator I know is prone to act like they're on acid, but I'm not thinking anybody is walking away with a new set of hooters or a sweet pool with this.
 
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