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.

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  1. 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.
  2. A few Twitter users celebrated the new stadium:
  3. But the overall reaction on Twitter appeared to skew negative.
  4. Some Twitter users took issue with spending so much money on a sports stadium, while education budgets continue to feel the pinch. 
  5. 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:
  6. And what would Twitter be without a few snarky/sarcastic responses?