Twitter Reacts to a $60 Million High School Football Stadium
After pictures were recently posted online of a new $60 million high school football stadium in Allen, Texas, Twitter users weighed in.
- In May 2009, 63.4 percent of voters in Allen, Texas, voted to approve a $119.4 million bond package, which included nearly $60 million for a brand-new, multipurpose athletic facility. The work was slated to be completed in August 2012.Recently, pictures of the new stadium began circulating online, and reaction began pouring in on Twitter.
- A few Twitter users celebrated the new stadium:
- — Chris Cradduck (@chriscradduck)Thu, Aug 09 2012 09:48:23
- But the overall reaction on Twitter appeared to skew negative.
- — Todd Pylant (@tpylant)Thu, Aug 09 2012 07:31:12
- — Ron Mott (@RonMottNBC)Wed, Aug 08 2012 10:18:13Texas HS to debut new $60M, 18k-seat football stadium. Meanwhile, school missed targets for federal Adequate Yearly Progress under #NCLB.
- — Ali Ardalan (@aardalan)Wed, Aug 08 2012 12:32:29No High school in America should ever have as $60M stadium. Ridiculous investment. http://news.yahoo.com/photos/high-school-unveils-60m-stadium-slideshow/allen-eagles-photo-1344445916.html …m/budget/hcrazychrandomveils-60m-stadium-slideshow/allen-eagles-photo-1344445916.html #budget #crazy #random
- — Jordan Gamble (@Jo_Rae)Wed, Aug 08 2012 16:58:48Clear eyes, full hearts, WTF is wrong with you? MT @postsecret Texas HS gets a $60M football stadium, cuts 44 teachers http://thedailywh.at/2012/08/08/high-school-football-stadium-of-the-day/ …/2012/08/08/high-school-football-stadium-of-the-day/
- Some Twitter users took issue with spending so much money on a sports stadium, while education budgets continue to feel the pinch.
- — David Leftwich (@DavidLeftwich68)Wed, Aug 08 2012 18:46:03Wow! $60M for a high school football stadium. How about spending that on a science lab, teachers, books, etc.? http://bit.ly/RrsApC
- — Mike Argento (@FnMikeArgento)Wed, Aug 08 2012 12:48:37Obscene: Texas HS builds $60m football stadium while budget is cut and teachers are laid off. But it's Texas. Figures. http://deadspin.com/5933007/this-is-what-a-60-million-high-school-football-stadium-looks-like …5933007/this-is-what-a-60-million-high-school-football-stadium-looks-like
- — Greg Guswiler (@gguswiler)Thu, Aug 09 2012 07:06:47Yet their schools contiue to fail. HMMM - High school unveils $60M stadium | Photo Gallery - Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/photos/high-school-unveils-60m-stadium-slideshow/allen-eagles-photo-1344445916.html …m/photYahooNewschool-unveils-60m-stadium-slideshow/allen-eagles-photo-1344445916.html via @YahooNews
- — No. 2 (@_TheCabbageKid)Wed, Aug 08 2012 10:12:02If you're spending $60M on a stadium, I must ask how well your students are doing in class. Anything but spectacular shows a problem.
- — Kyle Rohde (@KyleRohde)Thu, Aug 09 2012 05:56:59In a perfect example of our warped sense of priorities, check out this new $60m high school football stadium in TX: http://deadspin.com/5933007/this-is-what-a-60-million-high-school-football-stadium-looks-like …5933007/this-is-what-a-60-million-high-school-football-stadium-looks-like
- But it's important to note that the bond referendum specified what the $119.3 million would be spent on, prohibiting the school from allocating some of that money for other school-related expenses. At least one Twitter user noted this:
- — Stacy Washington (@StacyOnTheRight)Wed, Aug 08 2012 18:07:22
- And what would Twitter be without a few snarky/sarcastic responses?
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