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Trip Start Nov 20, 2013
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As it turns out, we got to see 3 AND got to visit a $60 million dollar, 18,000 seat HIGH SCHOOL stadium in Allen, TX. This stadium completely blew us away. Not only was the actual field incredible, but the gym and indoor practice field were top notch and nicer than anything we've ever seen before
Since it's playoffs, the majority of games are played at neutral sites, so even though Allen was playing Friday night, they weren't playing at their home stadium. We went to watch them play at the Cotton Bowl, which is an historic college stadium in Dallas. The night and experience was perfect except for the weather. It was FREEZING and raining. Thankfully we bundled up, although we were still really cold. The experience was quite surreal though as we were finally getting to be part of a Friday Night Lights atmosphere. With about 20 coaches on the staff, a 600 student band, large cheerleading and spirit squads, it was an experience different than anything we've ever been part of before. Because of the weather and the fact the game was televised, Allen didn't get their usual attendance numbers, but there was still a fairly big crowd. Allen won the game in a blowout (they're top ranked in the state) and we lasted until the end of the 3rd quarter before the weather drove us out.
The next day (Saturday) was another incredible (and cozier) high school experience. There were 4 games being played at AT & T Stadium which is where the Dallas Cowboys play
High school football is definitely a way of life here in Texas and something we can check off our bucket list!