Lawsuit over house modeled after Kinnick Stadium dismissed

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Neighbors who had sued to try to prevent an Iowa City couple from building a nearly 7,500-square-foot home modeled after the University of Iowa's Kinnick Stadium say they will not appeal last week's dismissal of the lawsuit.

Kinnick Stadium on the University of Iowa campus Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette-KCRG)

The Press-Citizen reports the lawsuit was dismissed on March 16 after a judge found no issue with the city issuing a building permit for the house.

The house Reed and Sandy Carlson plan to build will look like the Hawkeyes' 87-year-old stadium, complete with brick siding and a replica of the press box.

Neighbors have expressed concern about the home's size and the potential for big parties, as well as drainage, fire safety and traffic issues.