Allen in national spotlight Thursday night

Allen's District 8-5A bout with Plano East tonight will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com, putting the ESPNHS No. 3 team in front of a national panel of judges that could eventually decide to give Allen the hypothetical national title.

However, Allen's 2011 team isn't the only thing reaching national headlines. Its $59.6 million stadium, being built to be ready for the beginning of the 2012 season, has drawn the interest of ESPNHS as well.

Here is a story by Mike Grimala and Brandon Parker of ESPNHS looking behind the numbers of Allen's cathedral of high school football.