In a discussion on Twitter I recently had, this stadium came up. That’s a high school football stadium worth an astonishing $60 million. It surprised me. Of course, I wasn’t alone in being surprised, because $60,000,000 is a lot of money. It may have surprised me even more, however, because I am not used to the combination of high schools and sport. In fact, I always thought that high school stadiums were build by volunteers who just happened to have a few bored Saturdays and devoted the attention they normally spent on fixing their truck to build a few stands and have a beer afterwards. Apparently, I need to alter my image.
As I said, I am unfamiliar with the idea of high school sports. I played team handball throughout the time I was in high school , but that had nothing to do with the school I was on. There was no curriculum concerning sports outside school hours or any organized team sport connected to school. How different is this situation from American schools. It seems as if everyone I meet has played at least one sport during their school times and people take it quite seriously. It’s one of the things that seem to shape one’s future, up to the point where they pay for college having played a sport. That’s serious sports. Some people even take it $60 million seriously. It seems like a lot of money, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned ever since I have been visiting Missouri, it’s how Americans get absolutely crazy when it comes to sports.
What sport did you play in school?