As the City of Barrie and the public school board continue to debate logistics for a new high school in the south end, consider the debate that must have taken place over a new high school stadium in Texas. A school district north of Dallas has approved building a 12,000 seat stadium with a 500-seat event centre. The cost: $62.8M. Critics argue the district has a perfectly good 7,000 seat stadium. Proponents point out the district has more than 24,000 students. School officials have given assurances that academic facilities or resources are not being sacrificed in favour of the stadium.