When rumors of the project started floating in the fall, The Temple News wrote in an editorial:
"While the prospect of such a landmark building brings students exciting visions of football Saturdays on Main Campus filled with pep-rallies, tailgates and short walks to the game, the reality is that a new stadium would bring much darker conditions to the already tense state of relations between the community, the university and its students."
Much of the coverage by the independent, student-run news organization has focused on the impact of the surrounding community.
Referring to the university president, The Temple News wrote:
Should the student newspaper be so critical of a proposed project that has yet to fully take shape? Is it their job to form an opinion and influence the public?
Or should they simply present the information they discover and then present the reaction that follows?