After passing a $559 million bond package in 2007, Leander ISD demolished and rebuilt one football stadium (A.C. Bible,) for $12 million, and completely built a second stadium, (John Gupton,) for $22.5 million. The really fun part is that LISD football fans can sit in the Gupton stadium on Friday nights and actually see the Round Rock ISD's $27 million stadium (Kelly Reeves,) only 2.4 miles away.
Pretty cool, huh?
Well, maybe not so cool if you are a Leander ISD parent or taxpayer. You might be wondering why the district has empty school buildings, $1.8 billion in debt, and a negative Fitch rating.
But, hey, the football is great.
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Leander ISD's John Gupton stadium is near the top of the map; Round Rock ISD's Kelly Reeves stadium is near the bottom right.