It’s been a decade since the NFL officially began moving its games to new stadiums.
And it’s been two decades since the first NFL-sponsored land-movement project was announced.
The NFL and the city of Cleveland have been busy putting a $500 million plan together for a new stadium.
But just how much work will it take to get the stadium up and running?
We’ll look at the cost, how the process will work, and what the NFL says it’s willing to pay.
It’ll take a lot of money.
The league says it will be “responsible for all costs associated with construction and operation.”
The project is expected to cost between $1 billion and $2 billion, according to the Associated Press.
The AP reported that the cost could be significantly higher because of the massive amount of land needed for the project.
“The costs will be based on a blend of costs for the existing infrastructure, the cost of the new facilities, and the cost to acquire land,” the AP said.
“This is not a project of a handful of wealthy investors.”
The NFL is looking for an owner willing to contribute $1.2 billion to help pay for the stadium and to buy land for the new facility.
The Browns, the team in the stadium, have already made an investment of $200 million to build a new practice facility and locker room.
They will need to buy a significant chunk of land for a stadium in Cleveland, too.
But it’s not clear how much land is needed.
“It’s not the sort of thing you can just get a developer to do,” said Kevin Bohn, a land use expert and professor at the University of Cincinnati.
“There are lots of incentives to go for land, and it’s going to take a fair amount of money.”
That doesn’t mean the city can’t afford it.
Bohn estimates that the city would have to pay about $1,200 per acre of land in order to build the stadium.
“I would be willing to bet that there’s not going to be an owner who is willing to give the money,” Bohn said.
But if the NFL can’t find an owner, then the Browns might be better off looking for someone else.
“That’s probably not a great idea,” Bhatnagar said.
The city is already struggling to find an investor to pay for stadium construction.
In 2010, the city was trying to raise $500,000 for the construction of the Cleveland Browns stadium and locker rooms.
The mayor’s office put out a call for proposals, and a lot came in.
But the mayor’s staff decided to cut the project short and instead focus on other priorities.
The Cleveland Browns’ lease with the team expires in 2020, and negotiations over a new deal for the team are ongoing.
“We’ve been very clear that we’re not going anywhere.
We’re not making any new investments.
We’ve made the best deal for us and our city,” Bhatt said.
So how do you find someone willing to finance a new NFL stadium?
There are many different types of land use incentives that can help land-owners.
Some are available for land-use development projects that are currently under way.
The land-value tax incentive, for example, gives the city a rebate on land purchases.
It’s estimated that the tax rebate could bring in $100 million a year for the city.
“Land value tax incentives are a great way to help low-income communities and communities that have little or no property tax base,” said Joe Laskowski, executive director of the Ohio City-based Ohio Taxpayers Alliance.
But, Laskowski added, “there are other incentives that have a different purpose.
These can include incentives to reduce the impacts of development, which can be good for people who are already in a low-density environment.”
Land-value incentives also can be used to help build infrastructure like a parking garage, or for a portion of a building.
Laskowksi also pointed out that some incentives can be put toward improving the environment for other groups of people.
“A good example of this would be a parking subsidy program.
A parking subsidy can be a great source of money to help reduce the amount of vehicle miles traveled on a street,” he said.
Land-use incentives aren’t always available for public-private partnerships, which are partnerships that involve private groups buying land for public use.
Laska said that in the case of the Browns stadium, that would require private investment and public support.
“You don’t just get public financing if you’re a private company,” Laska told us.
But that could change if the city and NFL decide to partner in a land-management initiative.
If the NFL and city are willing to go that route, they could be able to take land and build a facility.
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