Temple's board of trustees will open their meeting today to the public to discuss the hotly-debated football stadium plans. According to an NBC10 report, the meeting is at 3:30 p.m. today on campus, and is expected to be protested by community members.
Temple football's recent success on the field prompted talks of building an on-campus stadium during the 2015 season. Currently, the university leases the Linc, home of the Eagles, for its games for $1 million.
The proposed stadium would hold 35,000 seats, and be located behind Liacouras Center on North Broad Street. Newsworks reports that Temple board chairman Patrick O'Connor argues that having a home stadium would be less expensive than leasing the Linc.
Still, many locals, including Mayor Jim Kenney, are currently opposed to the stadium, stating that other neighborhood issues need to be addressed before building an arena.
Want to say your piece on the stadium? Today's meeting is at 3:30 p.m. in the Feinstone Lounge on the second floor of Sullivan Hall, according to Temple's website.
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