McKinney, Texas is building a $70M high school football stadium

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McKinney, Texas, a city of nearly 162,000 people just north of Dallas, is poised to make history for building what may be the costliest high school football stadium in the nation. The price tag? A cool $70 million.

The price of McKinney's new stadium was already astronomical in May, when the New York Times reported estimates had risen to $63 million. Last week, American School and University reported costs had hit a new high of $70 million — and the stadium isn't even scheduled for completion until 2017. The new stadium will replace one built in 1962.

One supporter of the project told the Times she believed the new stadium would host events and attract visitors to McKinney, saying it would bring "thousands and thousands of people coming into our city and spending their money here in our city."

The Texas city was also in the news back in 2015, when a video showing a McKinney police officer body-slamming a 15-year-old black girl at a pool party went viral, spurring outrage.

RELATED: See social reactions of the police officer body-slamming the 15-year-old girl

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.@harry2803 @marclamonthill hug on #NewDay agreeing #TexasPoolParty officer was out of line. The love was short lived http://t.co/6KWNw4HihP
The father of a girl at the Texas pool party where a cop pulled a gun wants the officer fired http://t.co/l1FKy84IaX http://t.co/eBGvmZZiYI
This vid raises SO many questions about...everything right now. https://t.co/x1U5cLtmMw Q1: How hard is it to TO NOT ASSAULT A CHILD?
Teen who shot Texas pool party video speaks http://t.co/Fa9TC4bNy7
"This isn't about race, this is about outside kids invading our neighborhood. #TexasPoolParty http://t.co/8Yo6WBUMNk #BlueLivesMatter
If my my daughter ever behaved that way I would want the cop to treat her the same way. #TexasPoolParty #McKinney http://t.co/wuU9Dn6ilo
IS ANYONE ELSE DISGUSTED YET?! WAKE UP AMERICA: http://t.co/WGSGpZZG30
CORRECTS TO HUNDREDS- Hundreds march Monday, June 8, 2015, toward a community pool during a protest in response to an incident at the pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
CORRECTS TO HUNDREDS- Hundreds march toward a community pool during a protest Monday, June 8, 2015, in response to an incident at the pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
CORRECTS TO HUNDREDS-Hundreds march past police toward a community pool during a protest Monday, June 8, 2015, in response to an incident at the pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Demonstrators gather near a community pool Monday, June 8, 2015, during a protest in response to an incident at the pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
CORRECTS TO HUNDREDS-Hundreds gather outside a community pool during a protest Monday, June 8, 2015, in response to an incident at the pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Protestors march Monday, June 8, 2015, during a demonstration in response to an incident at a community pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
CORRECTS TO HUNDREDS-Hundreds march past police Monday, June 8, 2015, toward a community pool during a protest in response to an incident at the pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Residents watch as thousands march past their homes during a protest Monday, June 8, 2015, in response to an incident at a community pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Demonstrators gather near a community pool during a protest Monday, June 8, 2015, in response to an incident at the pool involving McKinney police officers in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
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