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A new stadium is coming to Downtown Raleigh

SEP 24, 2011

"For the first time in its 144-year history, the football and track teams at St. Augustine's College will have a stadium to call their own.

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Raleigh City Council approved plans to build a 2,500-seat stadium around the college's track and field. About 100 students took buses to attend the meeting, where they cheered college president Dianne Boardley Suber's presentation to the council.

"We have a world-class track, world-class football field, a nice scoreboard, two perfectly straight goal posts and no place for anybody to sit and see them," Suber said.

The college had previously asked for 5,000 seats but scaled back after neighbors voiced concerns about traffic, noise and parking."

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