The groundbreaking for the nation’s most expensive high school football stadium has taken place and now the construction begins on the new venue in Katy, Texas.

The $61 million price tag tops the $60 million spent by Allen to build Eagle Stadium.

The new stadium in Katy is scheduled to open in 2017 and will seat 12,000 people. The stadium was approved as part of a $748 million school bond package approved by voters in November.

Some highlights:

  • Design plans show the new stadium situated on a 58-acre tract north of Rhodes.
  • Two-story press box
  • Several training room
  • Jumbotron
  • Field house that is drawn to occupy 12,000 square feet of the complex.
  • The second floor will remain empty for future expansion and will include space for a high school football hall of fame.