Met With Protest, Temple Dithers On Stadium Question

 

“15 Now Protesters gather outside Temple’s Sullivan Hall Tuesday afternoon, before the Board of Trustees.” | Photo: Dan McQuade, for Philadelphia

“15 Now Protesters gather outside Temple’s Sullivan Hall Tuesday afternoon, before the Board of Trustees.” | Photo: Dan McQuade, for Philadelphia

  • A meeting of Temple University’s Board of Trustees held yesterday to discuss the next steps that body will take in pursuance of a 35,000-seat stadium at North Broad & Norris Streets was met with the outside din of protestors bemoaning the $100 million proposal, reports Dan McQuade. No decisions were made, with the expected motion for approval deferred until the new year.
  • A new report from Center City District reviews downtown Philadelphia’s booming retail market, whose rates it says have increased faster than any other American city since the Great Recession, save for Miami. “It’s no wonder why retailers are flocking to Center City,” opines Philly Mag’s Jared Shelly. “It’s got an affluent population with an average household income of $107,000 and 76 percent of residents holding at least a bachelor’s degree, according to the CCD report.”
  • The Philadelphia Business Journal takes note of the consideration made for the scale of Fergie’s Pub within the Goldenburg Group,  Hines real estate group, and ASB Real Estate Investment’s design for 1213 Walnut Street, which broke ground yesterday. The 26-story 300,000-square-foot, 322-unit for-rent luxury residential tower is expected to be complete by summer 2017.
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  1. Most likely scenario, Governor Wolf will step in and ask Temple to delay further its quest to put a stadium. Pressure will be put on Jeff Lurie and the Eagles to offer Temple a reasonable rental rate as the state kicked in a good portion of the construction costs for Lincoln Financial Field on condition that Temple get to play games there. Lurie may try to pay off what the state contributed and the governor would be wiser to decline this offer, lest this give Lurie the right to kick off Temple due to its inability to meet his terms. Governor will have State Attorney General Kane file lawsuit blocking Lurie from imposing unreasonable terms on Temple for use of the stadium Eagles play in.

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