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Old 05-19-11, 06:29 PM
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First Game in Allen's Palace

Most high school fans are aware of Allen's new $60 million, 18,000 seat stadium.

http://www.allenisd.org/200610610155...m%20Update.pdf

It was announced today that their first opponent will be Southlake Carroll. Allen is 0-5 all-time against SLC, but I find it hard to believe that Allen will lose their first game in their new palace.


From The Dallas Morning News

Coaches say national television audience a possibility but game would be moved to a Thursday
By BRANDON GEORGE
Staff Writer

Published 19 May 2011 11:49 AM

Allen’s new $60 million high school football stadium has caught the attention of national media, and the Eagles’ first game in its new digs will be a must-see.

Allen will open the 2012 season with a zero week matchup against fellow area powerhouse Southlake Carroll, both team’s coaches told The Dallas Morning News on Thursday.

The game is tentatively scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start Friday night, Aug. 24. However, Allen athletic officials have been in talks with ESPN about televising the game live, Eagles coach Tom Westerberg said. If that happens, the game would likely be moved to Thursday night, Aug. 23.

“We knew we were going to have to get a big game,” Westerberg said. “We wanted to try to sell it out right off the bat and it’s going to be a great atmosphere.”

Allen and Carroll – both one-high school, football-crazy towns – have been two of the top programs in the state over the last decade. Carroll won Class 5A state championships in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006 and Allen won a 5A state title in 2008.

Carroll coach Hal Wasson said he hasn’t seen Allen’s new, 18,000-seat stadium but has heard plenty about it. In late January, even The New York Times published a story about the new stadium.

This will be the first time the two teams have played each other since their thrilling Class 5A Division II Region I area playoff game Nov. 21, 2009. In front of 40,000 fans at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Carroll defeated Allen, 35-34, in double overtime when Westerberg decided to go for the win with a two-point conversion attempt that was stopped short of the end zone. To even get the game to overtime, Allen tied the score with 1 second left in the fourth quarter on a 27-yard touchdown pass.

The Eagles’ current stadium, built in 1976, holds about 14,000 fans and is often sold out. The new, sunken-bowl designed stadium will seat at least 4,000 more fans, feature a video scoreboard, two-tier press box, weight room, wrestling practice room and an indoor area for golf practice. Voters in 2009 approved a $119 million bond package that included the stadium, to be finished by mid-2012.

“It’s going to be a tremendous venue and to put your kids in that environment is great,” Wasson said. “It’s obviously two great, great programs with a lot of skins on the wall. I have a lot of respect for that program. It ought to be awesome. It’ll be great for high school football. We’ll go over there and see what happens.”
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Wow you never thought you would see the day when Southlake Carroll would play second fiddle and be brought in to showcase a great stadium and expect to lose. Wasson is just killing this program.
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Wow you never thought you would see the day when Southlake Carroll would play second fiddle and be brought in to showcase a great stadium and expect to lose. Wasson is just killing this program.
Woody, Woody, Woody.

It appears you have forgotten that Wasson is 1-0 against Allen. In that game Allen was defending state champs and ranked #1 in Texas at the time. SLC won.

We consider it an honor to be invited to play the first game at Allen's new stadium.
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That doesnt matter that was two years ago...this is a new year, new place. Allen wins...end of thread.
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Uh Oh, Daddy, did you forget that I was a starting CB on that team? One of my better games!
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Woody, Woody, Woody.

It appears you have forgotten that Wasson is 1-0 against Allen. In that game Allen was defending state champs and ranked #1 in Texas at the time. SLC won.

We consider it an honor to be invited to play the first game at Allen's new stadium.
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This game wasnt played was it? Didnt Allen play Cedar Hill?
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This game wasnt played was it? Didnt Allen play Cedar Hill?
You are correct. The Allen vs. SLC game is next year. The stadium is under construction now.
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You are correct. The Allen vs. SLC game is next year. The stadium is under construction now.
Oh ya It does say 2012 duh...
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Here is a video showing the progress on Allen HS new 18,000 seat stadium. You can see the workers melting rubber on the gravel for the base of the playing surface.

First game is Aug 26. Allen vs. Southlake Carroll.





Allen also has one the largest HS bands in the country with 600-700 members.

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