The NFL is in Ohio for the first time in nearly three decades.
And it’s trying to bring a lot of that to Cleveland.
The NFL, which opened a new stadium in Cleveland in 2019, and the Cleveland Browns, which won a Super Bowl last season, both have invested millions in stadiums in the city.
And while those projects are more than a decade old, the NFL’s Cleveland plans include a new sports complex that could bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Cleveland Browns’ new stadium, in which they’ll play their first regular-season game, opened in 2019.
The Cleveland Browns are playing their first NFL regular-week game in 2019 in Cleveland.
(Photo: Andrew Weber, AP)The NFL’s new Cleveland project will include the Browns’ renovated football stadium, which has been renovated into the Cleveland Cavaliers’ new practice facility, and will also include a $2.5 billion entertainment district that will house the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Shakespeare Theater, according the Cleveland Business Journal.
A team of more than 40 experts from the Cleveland-based nonprofit Partnership for Cleveland, including the Cleveland Economic Development Corporation, will help the Browns and Browns’ partners develop and implement their plans.
They’ll also be involved in setting the city’s economic impact and creating jobs.
The project is part of the $6.5 trillion NFL package announced by President Donald Trump and included in his 2018 budget request.
The project is expected to create an estimated 500,000 construction jobs.
In addition to the sports complex, the project includes the Browns Stadium and the new Cleveland Convention Center, which will be used as a staging area for concerts, films and other events, according.
The Browns’ stadium, also known as the O.co Coliseum, opened to the public in 2014 and will host games in 2019 and 2020.
The stadium was designed by Cleveland-native James Brown and is one of only a handful of football stadiums built in America, according an Associated Press article from 2016.
The new Cleveland sports complex will include a 1,500-seat outdoor football stadium that seats roughly 22,000 people, as well as two basketball courts, a football field, an outdoor basketball court, an indoor soccer field and a soccer court.
It will be home to the Cavaliers basketball team, according ESPN.
A new basketball court will be built on the property, which also houses the Cleveland Warriors’ training facility.