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NFL owners on Thursday will unveil a $1.2 billion plan to build a new Browns Stadium site, a new $750 million expansion plan and $450 million expansion of a cross-country train system.
The $450-million project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
The Browns also have said they will use a third-party developer to complete the expansion project.
The plans have been in the pipeline for months, but the plans are the latest development in a long-running feud between the NFL and Cleveland over the fate of the Browns.
The city and Browns have had a tense relationship since the team’s bid for a new stadium was rejected by the city in March.
The league has long argued that the Browns are not in Cleveland’s best interests and that they should be relocated to Tennessee or elsewhere.
In July, Cleveland and the NFL reached a deal that allowed the teams to relocate in 2018, but it was never fully implemented.
The NFL and the Browns say the plan is an effort to preserve the team.
The plan, which includes a third stadium site in nearby Shadyside, is expected in early 2019.
It is expected that construction of the stadium will begin in 2021, with completion by 2024.
The project will include a multi-purpose stadium that will host NFL events such as concerts, movie nights, professional football and other events.
The stadium site also will include housing for Browns employees, according to the plan.
The site is the site of a new shopping center.
The arena has been a focal point of the city’s redevelopment efforts, including a new hotel.
A second arena project is also under consideration by the NFL, but that has not yet been finalized.