He fought for a stadium and delayed a Bill Cosby decision for months, but his board lost patience after a $22 million budget shortfall.
It’s going to come down to the market, making the most of expensive East Coast labor and the size and amenities of the stadium Temple wants.
While five block captains have been briefed, Billy Penn’s survey turned up skeptics like 70-year-old decades-long resident Daniel Briley: “Money talks and bullshit walks.”
President Neil Theobald estimated the stadium’s cost at $126 million and said more than $300 million would be invested in the N. Broad Street area for a retail project.
In a guest column, Neil Theobald shares three initiatives he believes are essential to maintaining Philly’s reputation for this critical section of our economy.
Has football been a breadwinner for Temple and helped spur growth for donations and enrollment? Is Drexel’s football-free athletic department any better off?