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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 04:55 PM

Group plans new $230M stadium to keep MLS team in Columbus, Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are part of a group planning to build a $230 million stadium for the Columbus Crew as part of a bid to keep the MLS team in the city.

The Haslams and Columbus-area investors announced in October they are trying to buy the Crew after it looked like the team was headed to Austin, Texas, after this season.

The group on Thursday released their plans to build a 20,000-seat stadium in downtown Columbus.

The overall proposal says the group would spend $645 million to buy the team, build the stadium and develop the surrounding area.

Read more: https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/ap/state/group-plans-new-m-stadium-to-keep-mls-team-in/article_4beb1253-79b6-543d-abf0-d729259369cb.html

Cross-posted in the Sports Group.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 04:58 PM

1. OK, how much will it cost Columbus taxpayers?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:04 PM

2. The next line in the article:

Columbus and Franklin County would spend $50 million each for developing the site and on infrastructure.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:06 PM

3. If taxpayers have to pay the bulk they should

balk. There’s much more urgent needs, I would think, for that money. 🤔

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