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Davenport residents to weigh in on proposed SAU Stadium

Davenport residents can weigh in Tuesday, May 6, 2014 with whether they support the proposed St. Ambrose University stadium project.

SAU has proposed a 2,500 seat stadium near West Central Park Avenue and Marquette Street. Architects have released drawings for what a new stadium would look like. The field would be used for soccer, track, and football.

Neighbors have come out strongly against SAU’s plans. They’re asking the university to build the stadium elsewhere, with concerns about traffic, lighting, and noise. School leaders however, say that building a new stadium is necessary to getting top-tier talent to the school.

“A school like St. Ambrose has to continue to invest,” SAU Vice President of Finance Mike Poster said. “We have to continue to add amenities that students want, so they understand that it’s important for us to continue to recruit students to have facilities like this.”

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the River Center in downtown Davenport. The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be inside the center’s Great Hall. The P and Z Commission will not likely vote on their recommendation for the city council until the May 20th meeting.


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