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Dozens Of Temple Students Escorted Out Of Stadium Meeting

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) --  Officials at Temple University are exploring the idea of building a football stadium on campus, but some members of their student body fear North Philadelphia residents won't have any input on this prospective stadium.

At a meeting for students Monday evening, Temple president Neil Theobald stated the potential stadium would help make the school more appealing to students and alumni.

"The goal is to make sure that everyone has the same information on this, any questions people have get answered and that we can make decision based on a full set of knowledge and everyone's input," Theobald said.

Dozens of students were escorted out of the meeting for what they call a lack of community input.

Philip Gregory a sophomore at Temple is one of those protesters.  He says people in the neighborhoods the stadium will affect were not included in the feasibility studies.

"To say that we're going to build a stadium, yes that's great, that's fun that's whatever it is but you need to have input from the community. This meeting there were no community members allowed. It was strictly for students," Gregory said.

President Theobald says he plans on meeting with community members in the next few weeks.

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