NEW CREW DIGS
A new $230 million downtown soccer stadium is being proposed as the next home for the Columbus Crew. Plans were unveiled by the potential new ownership group, led by Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, as they work toward taking over the franchise. The new owners would invest $645 million into the project that would hold 20,000 people. The 33-acre site would also include a riverfront park, 885 new residences and other business ventures. Mapfre Stadium would not be left empty, as the plan would be to remodel it into a practice facility with a community sports park around it.