Building Momentum, Temple’s President Wants To Build A Stadium

 

A June 2015 photo at North Broad & Norris Streets, where Temple University is considering to construct a 32,000-seat football stadium. | Courtesy of Naked Philly

A June 2015 photo at North Broad & Norris Streets, where Temple University is considering to construct a 32,000-seat football stadium. | Courtesy of Naked Philly

  • CBS Philly notes that the number of applications received by Temple this fall is up, presumably due to the university’s increased national media exposure via its football team. Expect such stats to embolden President Neil Theobald’s thinking on the $100 million, 32,000-seat stadium he wants to build at North Broad & Norris, of which he cautiously opines this morning on Philly.com.  The “momentum as an institution is palpable,” he says. “By any measure—academic reputation, admissions and enrollment, facilities, giving, research investment—Temple is red-hot on and off the field… A new, on-campus football stadium is a logical next step not only for football, but—in my view— for one of the nation’s leading urban research universities located in one the nation’s great cities.
  • Flying Kite looks at the Commerce Department’s pilot program to fully fund (as opposed to its usual 50% matching pledge), with some of the last of the Street administration’s NTI (Neighborhood Transformation Initiative) dollars, the installation of security cameras in Germantown and Allegheny West. “The basic goal,” explains the Commerce Department’s Karen Lockhart Fegely, “is to support commerce through increased public safety.”
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