A new $230 million downtown soccer stadium is being proposed as the next home for the Columbus Crew.
Plans were unveiled on Thursday as the potential new ownership group, led by Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, works toward taking over a franchise that appeared set on leaving town earlier this year.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WATCH ON ESPN+
ESPN+: Can Portland overcome Atlanta and its fortress?
ESPN FC TV has all the latest MLS playoff action and debate. Watch anytime, anywhere by subscribing to ESPN+
Why are LA Galaxy, MLS's most decorated club, such a mess?
No one has more MLS Cups than LA Galaxy, but for the second straight year, they've missed the playoffs. What's plaguing MLS' original glamour club?
Rooney's leadership gives D.C. hope for 2019
Despite not arriving until July, Wayne Rooney is a finalist for MLS' MVP award. That impact could make D.C. United a contender next season.
– ESPN FC TV: MLS debate on ESPN+
– MLS playoff schedule
– Upcoming fixtures
– All the latest MLS news
The new Crew owners would invest $645 million into the project that would house the 20,000-seat stadium. The 33-acre site, adjacent to the downtown Arena District neighborhood, would include…