The $ 70 million highschool soccer subject turns into a parking zone

McKINNEY, Texas – Yes, everything is bigger in Lone Star State. Also parking plan alternatives.

Ahead of this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson, the plan was to have attendees for the tournament, which had been held in nearby Trinity Forest for two years before moving to the TPC Craig Ranch, and on prime lots in an affluent neighborhood to park.

But when significant rains broke through earlier in the week it was decided that the lots were likely to take too much damage and the crowds were diverted.

Plan B was to get visitors to and from a truly amazing facility – the McKinney Independent School District football stadium complex.

When it opened in 2018, it was considered one of the most expensive high school football stadiums in the country. The stadium offers space for 12,000 fans, has a special superintendent suite and a common room with a view of an end zone. It even hosted the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2018 and 2019.

The price tag on the complex? About $ 70 million.

Three high schools – McKinney High School, McKinney North and McKinney Boyd – all play home games at the stadium, and assistant sports director Corey Homer said the facility was “constantly used” by community and school groups.

In fact, the only problem with moving golfers to the parking lot was that the school had plans of its own – the McKinney High Spring soccer game was happening earlier this week, so Homer and others had to cut off part of the course to save space for them Region football fans.

“The economic impact is something to really think about,” Homer said. “It’s amazing what this means for our community.”

Here’s a look at the stadium inside and out.

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

The parking lot at the McKinney ISD football stadium has become a provisional parking target for fans …

The parking lot at McKinney ISD Football Stadium became a makeshift parking destination for AT&T Byron Nelson fans after rain flooded the proposed parking spaces. (Tim Schmitt / Golf Week)

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

The parking lot at the McKinney ISD football stadium has become a provisional parking target for fans …

The parking lot at McKinney ISD Football Stadium became a makeshift parking destination for AT&T Byron Nelson fans after rain flooded the proposed parking spaces. (Tim Schmitt / Golf Week)

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

The parking lot at the McKinney ISD football stadium has become a provisional parking target for fans …

The parking lot at McKinney ISD Football Stadium became a makeshift parking destination for AT&T Byron Nelson fans after rain flooded the proposed parking spaces. (Tim Schmitt / Golf Week)

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

Assistant AD Corey Homer looks out over the McKinney ISD soccer stadium. The parking lot at …

Assistant AD Corey Homer looks out over the McKinney ISD soccer stadium. The stadium parking lot became a makeshift parking destination for AT&T Byron Nelson fans after rain flooded the proposed parking lots. (Tim Schmitt / Golf Week)

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

The community center is located in the end zone of the McKinney ISD football stadium, which …

Located in the end zone of the McKinney ISD football stadium, the community center became a makeshift parking destination for AT&T Byron Nelson fans after rain flooded the proposed parking spaces. (Tim Schmitt / Golf Week)

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

The parking lot at the McKinney ISD football stadium has become a provisional parking target for fans …

The parking lot at McKinney ISD Football Stadium became a makeshift parking destination for AT&T Byron Nelson fans after rain flooded the proposed parking spaces. (Tim Schmitt / Golf Week)

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

A dining area behind the community center in the McKinney ISD football complex. The parking lot at …

A dining area behind the community center in the McKinney ISD football complex. The stadium parking lot became a makeshift parking destination for AT&T Byron Nelson fans after rain flooded the proposed parking lots. (Tim Schmitt / Golf Week)

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

The parking lot at the McKinney ISD football stadium has become a provisional parking target for fans …

The parking lot at McKinney ISD Football Stadium became a makeshift parking destination for AT&T Byron Nelson fans after rain flooded the proposed parking spaces. (Tim Schmitt / Golf Week)

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

The parking lot at the McKinney ISD football stadium has become a provisional parking target for fans …

The parking lot at McKinney ISD Football Stadium became a makeshift parking destination for AT&T Byron Nelson fans after rain flooded the proposed parking spaces. (Tim Schmitt / Golf Week)

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

Byron Nelson McKinney ISD Stadium

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