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North Texas school district moving forward with $62.8 million football stadium

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HOUSTON – Voters in north Texas approved a $220 million bond proposal on Saturday, which includes a multi-million dollar high school football stadium. 

Plans are moving forward to build the 12,000-seat stadium for the McKinney Independent School District, costing $50.3 million alone. Another $12.5 million will go toward stadium infrastructure and upgrades. 

The new athletic facility will help serve the district's growing population, which is currently more than 24,500 students. 

The stadium will host games for the district's three high schools as well as teacher trainings, banquets and other events in a conference area, according to school officials. 

Approval for the stadium comes after the groundbreaking of a $58 million football stadium for Katy ISD. 

Katy ISD holds ground-breaking ceremony for new $58 million stadium