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CIVIC TASK FORCE SET TO STUDY NEW STADIUM FOR BROWNIES
Published December 14, 1994
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).