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For stadium regulars, closing is the wrong move

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The recent suicide of a University of Florida student at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium has raised questions about whether the stadium should remain open for public use.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Bassler says many students aren’t keen on the idea of shutting the bleachers down.

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About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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