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How big are Texas’ high school football stadiums? 10,000 doesn’t crack to the top 50

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Everyone knows high School football is a huge way of life in the Lone Star State. And that love requires a huge stage. So it’s no wonder that Texas has built the biggest, most lavish high school football stadiums in the world.

Consider this: the newest, state-of-the-art cathedral to Friday Night Lights is Legacy Stadium in Katy, which seats 12,000. One of the biggest in Texas, right? Nope. In fact, it doesn’t even crack Texas’ top 30 largest stadiums.

Tarrant County is home to seven of the largest high school stadiums in Texas, including Farrington Field, which is tied for the state’s second-largest with a capacity of 18,500.

Mesquite’s Memorial Stadium, built in 1976, is the largest high school stadium with the a capacity of 19,400. Five of the 50 largest stadiums are named Memorial Stadium.

Think high school football in Texas has only recently exploded? Not really. Eighteen of the top 21 largest stadiums were built before 1980. Of the 50 largest prep stadiums in Texas, 14 were built since 2000.

How big was your high school’s stadium? Here’s a list of the 50 largest high school stadiums in Texas.

The 50 largest high school stadiums in Texas:

Rnk

High School Stadium

City

Built

Capacity

1

Memorial Stadium

Mesquite

1976

19,400

2

Farrington Field

Fort Worth

1939

18,500

3

Alamo Stadium

San Antonio

1940

18,500

4

Allen Eagle Stadium

Allen

2012

18,000

5

Buccaneer Stadium

Corpus Christi

1938

18,000

6

Grande Communication Stadium

Midland

2002

18,000

7

Ratliff Stadium

Odessa

1982

17,931

8

San Angelo Stadium

San Angelo

1956

17,500

9

Stallworth Stadium

Baytown

1969

16,500

10

Shotwell Stadium

Abilene

1959

15,075

11

Burger Stadium

Austin

1975

15,000

12

Bobby Lackey Stadium

Weslaco

1973

15,000

13

Homer B. Johnson Stadium

Garland

1972

15,000

14

Tully Stadium

Houston

1965

15,000

15

Dick Bivins Stadium

Amarillo

1950

15,000

16

Kincaide Stadium

Dallas

2005

15,000

17

Memorial Stadium

Victoria

1966

15,000

18

Memorial Stadium

Wichita Falls

1970

14,500

19

John Clark Stadium

Plano

1977

14,224

20

Veterans Memorial Stadium

McAllen

1976

13,500

21

Standridge Stadium

Carrollton

1963

13,000

22

Student Activities Complex

El Paso

2000

13,000

23

Indian Stadium

Port Neches

1951

13,000

24

Veterans Memorial Stadium

Pasadena

1965

12,700

25

Dragon Stadium

Southlake

2001

12,600

26

Coyote Stadium

La Joya

2000

12,600

27

Maverick Stadium

Arlington

1980

12,500

28

Couch Stadium

Addison

1966

12,500

29

Pennington Field

Bedford

1987

12,500

30

Irving School Stadium

Irving

1956

12,500

31

Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex

Georgetown

2008

12,442

32

Clark Stadium

Fort Worth

1970

12,000

33

Birdville ISD Complex

North Richland Hills

1999

12,000

34

The Star in Frisco

Frisco

2016

12,000

35

C.H. Collins Complex

Denton

2004

12,000

36

Guy K Traylor Stadium

Rosenberg

1960

12,000

37

Delmar Stadium

Houston

1957

12,000

38

Legacy Stadium

Katy

2017

12,000

39

Jones-Cowart Stadium

Houston

1955

12,000

40

Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium

Tyler

1942

12,000

41

E.H. Hanby Stadium

Mesquite

1956

11,950

42

PSJA Stadium

Pharr

1948

11,600

43

Waco ISD Stadium

Waco

2000

11,500

44

Wildcat Stadium

Temple

1965

11,500

45

Vernon Newsom Stadium

Mansfield

2006

11,134

46

Bulldog Stadium

Nederland

1954

11,000

47

Abe Martin Stadium

Lufkin

1973

11,000

48

Eagle-Mustang Stadium

Richardson

2000

11,000

49

Comalander Stadium

San Antonio

1962

11,000

50

Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex

Round Rock

2003

11,000

Stefan Stevenson: 817-390-7760, @StevensonFWST

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