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CIVIC TASK FORCE SET TO STUDY NEW STADIUM FOR BROWNIES

     Fearing the Browns could move if Cleveland Stadium is not
renovated, a group of civic and business leaders "vowed" to
develop a plan by mid-January to keep the team in Cleveland.  The
task force will be formed to "determine the costs of renovating
the stadium vs. building a new one" and  report on ways to pay
for both options.  Cleveland Mayor Michael White has repeatedly
said the team needs a new or improved facility to remain
competitive, and Browns Owner Art Modell said he will give the
city until the end of '95 to develop a plan.  Although no
"funding plan has been decided," options include raising millions
from local corporations, seeking state funds, or raising taxes on
Cuyahoga County residents.  An estimated cost of renovating is
$130M.  The Browns' lease with the city expires in '98 (Stephen
Phillips, CLEVELAND PLAIN-DEALER, 12/13).
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