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Temple selects architect to design proposed football stadium

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 29, 2016 12:22 AM
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Temple running back Jahad Thomas (5) rushes against Houston during the first quarter of the American Athletic Conference championship football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Philadelphia) -- Temple University has selected an architect for a proposed football stadium on its north Philadelphia campus. 

It has chosen Moody Nolan to design the facility.

The Columbus, Ohio-based company calls itself the largest African American-owned and -managed architecture firm in the country. 

Temple's board of trustees voted last month to spend up to $1 million on designs and study of a 35,000-seat stadium that's expected to cost $126 million. 

The project has drawn opposition from some students and residents.

University spokesman Ray Betzner says the firm's CEO has met with community members and the company's willingness to work with neighbors made it the clear choice. 

The Owls currently play at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.

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