Temple football staff are sitting down with the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field for talks regarding renewing the school’s stadium lease.
Having leased the use of Lincoln Financial field for years, Temple’s football staff are now at a crossroads, with the Eagles lease set to expire at the end of the 2019 season.
Plans to go forward with a Temple on-campus stadium have been put on hold recently following several setbacks
and disagreements over the school’s handling of plans in contest with the local community.
Local activist team the Stadium Stompers have been especially expressive in the talks to disrupt construction of the stadium.
Board Chairman Patrick O’Connor and President Englert have both expressed their desires to enter Temple into the Atlantic Coast Conference, and believe that an on-campus stadium would propel the program forward.
During a meeting on the proposed plans in March, Temple president Richard Englert faced a severe backlash from protestors and community activists who shouted over his presentation to the attendees.
According to a survey conducted by the university in April, 58 percent of Temple students are opposed to an on-campus stadium.
University officials are currently back in talks with the Eagles, but the future playing field of Temple football remains uncertain.