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AT&T Stadium to host South Garland prom

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GARLAND, Texas -

Prom is back on and in a dream location for the seniors at South Garland High School.

The students gathered in the school's gymnasium Wednesday morning to hear the big announcement -- AT&T Stadium will host the event.

The prom was supposed to be the Park Lane Events Center in Dallas, but it shut down unexpectedly sometime in the past month, with the school only notified last week. The students are still waiting for their $4,400 deposit back from the venue.

Organizers shared their story on the news because they were having trouble finding a last-minute location. Prom was scheduled for April 26 and vendors had already been booked.

For three years, the senior class held numerous fundraisers to have enough money for a prom.

The school said 70 percent of the students come from economically disadvantaged families, and many have been on a payment plan to buy their prom tickets.

"When you work hard and you do things right and you stay positive and you stay focused, you'll find out in life things usually work out better than you would expect," said Principal Tracy Curtis.

People in the community who saw the story on FOX 4, including a representative from the Dallas Cowboys, responded to the school's plight.

"Thanks to the outreach from the community we had lots of offers so quite frankly we got to kinda just look and see what was going to be the best place," Curtis said.

Now, the young men and women will have a night to remember.

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