The $60 million Texas high school football stadium won’t reopen this year

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    In todays, are you ******** me file.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/.../?Post+generic=?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost

    Talk about government waste. 60 million for a high school football stadium and the thing was built shoddy.
     
  2. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    The High school football stadiums here in Texas never cease to amaze me. I'm within about 10 miles of 2 stadiums that are nicer than anything that was at my D-1 college.

    The priorities are a little bit out of whack...
     
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    Meanwhile, TxDOT is having trouble finding funds to upkeep crumbling Texas roads and is actually converting some farm to market roads to gravel! But hey... at least they got their shoddy expensive high school stadium!
     
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    They should sue the living hell out of the builder and/or architect.
     
  5. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    How about the voters who approved such a thing, how much blame do they get?
     
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    It was a stupid choice 100%. But it's not their fault it's falling apart. If it's already there anyway it should at least be usable.
     
  7. sviato macrumors 68020

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    60mill for a high-school stadium :eek: my high-school had an uneven field and a set of small bleachers
     
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    Agreed.

    The voters who approved this were dumber than a sack of rocks, but they weren't the ones who used substandard material/methods.
     
  9. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Doesn't the city have inspectors that are supposed to monitor construction? What were they doing.
     
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    I would say no quality inspectors or workers that built it.
     
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    This is Texas very little oversight in safe construction or keeping companies safe.
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Not a good article to read as I'm about to go vote to raise my school taxes. Wavering at the moment.
     
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    Do you not have any blame for the structural engineers, architects, or construction company at all? How is this all the government's fault, the public's fault, and the inspector's fault? :confused:

    I'm not supporting a $60m stadium, but I think nearly all the structural blame goes to those I listed above.
     
  14. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    All of those blueprints and plans have to get passed by the town before construction starts. They don't just let people build things without oversight. City engineers should know if a plan is sound or not. Seems the ball was dropped all around. (Pun somewhat intended).
     
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    So, that's a "no"?
     
  16. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Everyone ****ed up. The voters for allowing it, the town for not checking on it, and the builder for not planning it. It looks like everyone looked the other way as this this was happening.
     
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    The city probably didn't have any money to pay the inspectors...
     
  18. Prof. macrumors 601

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    This is what pisses me off about this country. We value sports more than we do education. A university professor makes $45k/yr but the university football coach makes seven figures :rolleyes::mad:

    We are a nation of idiots.
     
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  20. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    this is patently false.
    this is sadly true
     
  21. samiwas Suspended

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    …or the city inspector was owned by the construction company.
     
  22. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Apologies - i was using my college as a reference where the starting salary is 45.

    Salary of UIC Sociology Profs.
     

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    :eek: really? in the US? when/where was this?
    most postdocs make more than that, and even a starting Assistant Prof will make >60K (as a base, 9-months salary) in the majority of public universities, and often significantly more
     
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    $45k is around post-doc level, so it seems feasible as a starting salary. It's a lot of school to start at that though.
     
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    How much was spend on the new science, engineering, maths, and english blocks?
     

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