Temple stadium opponents take field trip to City Hall

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Members of the group calling themselves the "Stadium Stompers" leave City Council President Darrell Clarke's office Thursday after registering their opposition to Temple University's plan for a stadium in their North Philadelphia neighborhood. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Philadelphia City Council isn’t even considering any legislation concerning Temple University’s planned football stadium, but a group of people opposed to the project rallied Thursday at City Hall.  

The “Stadium Stompers,” as they call themselves, complained to City Council about Temple’s proposal to build a stadium at Broad and Norris streets.  

Protester Ruth Burchett lives near the site of the planned stadium.

The proposal calls for “a 35,000-seat stadium directly across the street from homes and a high school, and there’s no plans to be any parking,” she said.

City Council President Darrell Clarke said he has not seen any neighborhood support for the stadium.

“If the residents in the community are interested in having a conversation and having a stadium built in their community, I will entertain that,” he said. “If they are not interested in the stadium, it’s not going to happen.”

Clarke has the power to block any zoning legislation necessary for the stadium.

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