When a craft-house rules rule goes too far, NFL owners are calling for a change
SPORTS ENJOY article Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has asked NFL owners to pass a rule that would ban the use of a single-purpose siding on any new house or building constructed in the league’s next four years.
The Cleveland Browns are not the first team to make such a move.
Last year, the Baltimore Ravens made similar moves to restrict new construction of single-use structures in the NFL’s newest wave of stadium expansions.
The rules are meant to prevent teams from building stadiums and parking lots that could potentially have detrimental impacts on the environment.
Haslam’s proposal has the backing of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland County Commissioner Dan Gilbert.
Hasler and the Browns have been a major proponent of a sports-centric stadium proposal.
“We are going to continue to try to work with the NFL and try to figure out a way that we can work together,” Haslam said Monday, via ESPN.
“I’m very much behind that.
I’ve been trying to work out a solution with them, and they’re very receptive to that.
We’ll see what happens in the next few days.”
The Browns have a new $1 billion stadium, the new Cleveland Clinic and the new $2.3 billion stadium planned for Cleveland Stadium.
They also have plans for an expanded practice facility in the neighborhood, a new public plaza, and a new practice field in the city limits.
The Browns also have a plan to expand the number of tailgating venues in the community.
In addition, Haslam and his team plan to create a community development fund that would help fund projects that would improve the quality of life for residents of the area.
The new rule is part of a broader effort to prevent new stadiums and other new construction in the NBA and in Cleveland.
Last month, the NBA announced plans to spend $25 million to help with the development of new sports facilities.
The NBA has long pushed for a sports complex in Cleveland, where it would offer a more traditional, professional environment for its franchises.
Last March, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the league released a draft of proposals to build new sports venues.
Silver and NBA Commissioner David Stern both said they wanted to build arenas in Cleveland as part of the league.
In the NBA’s last proposal to address the issue in 2011, the league proposed a $25-million fund to support new sports arenas and a $2-billion fund to fund projects in the Cleveland area.
That year, more than $1.3 million was spent on projects in Cleveland alone.
A number of new stadiums have been built in recent years in the Northeast, including the $200 million stadium in Boston.
The NFL has long said it will continue to explore new venues in cities such as New York and Miami, as well as the East Coast.