Temple Digs Down To Alleviate Community’s Concerns With Stadium

 

“The university authorized digging near Geasey Field, above, to see how deep a stadium could be built.” | Photo: Kait Moore, for The Temple News

“The university authorized digging near Geasey Field, above, to see how deep a stadium could be built.” | Photo: Kait Moore, for The Temple News

  • The Temple News reports that the $1.25 million feasibility study for a football stadium at the corner of Broad & Norris is still in the “information gathering stage,” and is months away from issuing final recommendations. So far a geotechnical test has been completed to determine how low the stadium could be sunk in the interests of architectural congruence and neighborly acoustics, while another round of traffic studies is underway now that students have begun to return for the fall term. Dozie Ibeh, associate vice president of Temple’s Project Delivery Group, “said officials will try to include a design that will funnel noise away from the community and toward Main Campus and create a ‘plaza’ for students and families to tailgate and celebrate on campus before football games. All entrances to the stadium would be on Temple’s campus-side, as opposed to some opening toward the community.”
  • The Roxborough Review previews Wissahickon Brewing Co.—East Falls’ first brewery since Prohibition—set to begin operations around Halloween in a converted ambulance facility at 3705 School House Lane. “Our vibe, our theme, our look, if you will, is based on the beautiful Wissahickon Valley,” explains founder Tim Gill. And so, their flagship IPA is called Devil’s Pool, while the pale ale is known as Ole Wiss’.
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