Although construction had technically already begun, McKinney ISD and city officials held the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new $69 million MISD stadium on Tuesday morning.

Superintendent Rick McDaniel said construction is expected to take roughly 14 months.

The stadium will be located at the southeast corner of Hardin Boulevard and McKinney Ranch Parkway near SH 121.

The  stadium will consist of 12,000 seats, offer 2,000 parking spaces and include a community events center that will host student and teacher events, districtwide training, and other school events.

Funding for the stadium comes from the $220 million 2016 bond program.  For more info on the stadium, click here and here.