The Evanston City Council approved the 3 items needed to give the green light to Northwestern ripping down their current football stadium and building a new state-of-the-art stadium with a reduced capacity (35,000 compared to 47,000.) Two of the measures passed on 4-4 tie vote with the mayor breaking the tie and the third passed on a 6-2 vote. One member of the city council, a Northwestern employee, recused himself.
It is not clear how soon demolition of the current stadium will start, nor has Northwestern announced where their home games will be played the next two years.
The groups opposing the project are expected to seek legal redress.