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Report: Parts of Allen ISD stadium may need to be demolished

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ALLEN, Texas -

The Allen Independent School District may have to tear down part of its new football stadium because of cracks in the structure.

The district closed the $60 million stadium last month as a safety precaution. It also hired an engineering firm to look at the extent of the damage and come up with a plan to fix it.

One photo from the study shows a whole network of cracks running under a portion of the concourse.

The engineering report talks about cracks in the concrete as wide as a third of an inch. It places blame for the problem on faulty concrete work and the stadium's design.

The report says one possible solution would be to demolish large parts of the facility and re-pour the concrete.

The architecture firm that designed the $60 million stadium says it is not to blame for the structural problems. The construction company that built it isn't speculating on the source of the problems, but said it is working on solutions.

It's not clear when work would begin on the repairs or if the stadium would be back open for the fall sports season.

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