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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 24, 2014

St. Ambrose’s athletic complex worries neighbors

Nov 15, 2013

DAVENPORT (AP) — Officials at St. Ambrose University in Davenport have reduced the scale of a planned athletic complex, but nearby residents remain unhappy about the proposal.

The Quad-City Times reports neighbors met with officials at the private university Thursday to discuss the revised plans.

St. Ambrose initially had proposed a 5,000-seat football stadium that drew complaints from residents.

The new plan would reduce the stadium to 2,500 seats. It also includes a 400-meter track, softball diamond, two practice fields and a 470-space parking lot.

St. Ambrose Vice President Mike Poster says the facilities are needed because off-campus fields are inconvenient and often not available.

Neighbors say they remain worried about stormwater runoff, stadium lights and traffic.

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