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Adrian Walker

A plan to restore Franklin Park’s jewel

White Stadium sits in one of the least-visited areas of Franklin Park, a onetime jewel tarnished by time and undone by neglect.

It’s the 10,000-seat facility that is home to many of the city’s high school football teams in the fall, which means that their players get by without many of the basic amenities their suburban counterparts take for granted. But it is little used the rest of the year — not by other sports teams, nor by the neighborhood that surrounds it. Its current condition was summed up Sunday by a rusted padlock surrounded by signs ordering the community to keep out.

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