Temple Takes Next Step Toward Multipurpose Facility

A sketch of the proposed facility.

On January 18th, President Richard M. Englert announced that Temple University will be taking the next steps in building a multipurpose facility on campus.

In an email sent to the Temple community, Englert said, “I’m pleased to report that Temple is taking the next step in evaluating the potential for a multipurpose facility, including retail space and a stadium, on our Main Campus.”

Talk about a stadium being built on campus has lasted almost two years, and it has caused great controversy with the people who live locally.

A map showing the planned site of the facility.

Englert said, “I want to emphasize that we will continue our conversations with neighbors to address their concerns. These discussions have been invaluable not only in terms of the proposed facility but also in helping us understand and develop better working relationships in the community.”

If the multipurpose facility is approved, it will be located directly behind Pearson and McGonigle Hall, and next to the new Aramark Student Training and Recreation Complex.

“Our goal is to build a project that can be a source of pride for Temple, our neighbors and our city,” said Englert.

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