Football is a game that requires quite a bit of equipment to play. Regulation football requires pads, helmets, a ball, at least a hundred yards of space, and – if you ask some Texas high school athletic officials – a multi-million dollar indoor practice facility.
There are more of these edifices in Texas than anywhere else. And more of them – with bells and whistles like attached weight rooms and coaches offices – are built every year. School districts are taking on millions of dollars in debt to do so.
“If a neighboring school district has a facility, I think a lot of teams will look at that and say ‘hey, why don’t we have that facility as well?’ so districts get in this competition.”
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– What happened with new stadiums in Paris, Texas
– Why it’s all about competition
– How expensive these facilities get
– Should these communities be spending so much for these facilities?