Temple trustees approve funding for initial designs, studies of on-campus football stadium

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Temple University’s Board of Trustees voted Monday to authorize the development of preliminary designs, usage options and environmental impact studies for a multipurpose retail and football stadium project on the northwest corner of Main Campus.

According to the university, the retail and stadium complex is envisioned for a site bounded by Broad Street to the east, Norris Street to the north, 16th Street to the west and Montgomery Avenue to the south. The parcel is within Temple’s existing footprint; no new property would need to be acquired.

The development of this area would also include a student recreation building and a significant presence for retail. The Amos Recreation Center on North 16th Street would remain. The teams that currently play on Geasey Field will be relocated to the Olympic sports complex under development on the former William Penn High School property south of campus in the Yorktown neighborhood. Football will not be played on that site.

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