Temple mulling $100 million football stadium

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 23, 2015 3:39 PM

(Philadelphia) -- Temple University wants to build a 35,000-seat football stadium on campus.

Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick O'Connor says that a stadium is being pursued for the northwest corner of campus, about a block from the Liacouras Center, its basketball arena.

He says the proposed $100 million stadium has already drawn some "seven-figure commitments" for funding.

O'Connor says the stadium would also be used for high school sporting events, concerts and academic purposes.

At 7-0, Temple is off to the best start in school history and has cracked The Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time since 1979.

The Owls sold out Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, for their opening 27-10 win over Penn State with an attendance of 69,176. On Oct. 31, Temple will host Notre Dame at the Linc in another sold-out contest.

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