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IOWA CITY, IA - SEPTEMBER 06: Mascot Herky the Hawk of the Iowa Hawkeyes walks across the field during the first quarter against the Ball State Cardinals on September 6, 2014 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The couple building a house modeled after the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium have voluntarily halted construction.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the work will wait until a court rules on a lawsuit filed by neighborhood residents against the Iowa City Board of Adjustment. The residents’ lawyer said Monday that they had already asked the court for an order halting construction.

The house Reed and Sandy Carlson plan to build would look like the Hawkeyes’ 87-year-old stadium, complete with brick siding and a replica of the press box.

The neighborhood association has expressed concern about the home’s size, the potential for big parties, as well as drainage, fire safety and traffic issues. The board officials have said the house plans met all of the city’s guidelines.

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