ALLEN, Texas (AP) - The graduation ceremony for seniors at a North Texas high school where structural flaws closed a $60 million stadium has been moved to Dallas.
The Allen Independent School District, in a statement Saturday on its website, says the Allen High School graduation ceremony will be held Friday night, June 6, at the American Airlines Center. The AAC, depending on the event configuration, can seat more than 18,000.
Allen ISD last month temporarily closed its 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium, where graduation originally was scheduled, after finding cracks in the concourse. Experts say portions of the stadium might have to be demolished and rebuilt.
District officials say the AAC, home to the NHL’s Stars and the NBA’s Mavericks, should have no problems accommodating the more than 1,400 graduates, their families and guests.