Temple president Neil Theobald said publicly this week that an on-campus football stadium likely would be part of the university's next master plan, expected to be released in 2014.
Temple is having a "serious discussion" about the stadium, Theobald said, as an alternative to playing home football games at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple's contract with the Linc, which is due to expire after 2018, costs the university about $1.5 million annually.
Theobald's comments, his most significant yet about the oft-rumored stadium, came during a post-inaugural event at Loews Hotel in Center City on Tuesday night. For the first time, he also spoke of the possibility of sharing space with the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field.