Browns in talks with Columbus to move training camp there

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have confirmed the team is discussing a move of its preseason training camp from its year-round facility in Berea to a new city recreation facility in Columbus.

Plans first reported by The Columbus Dispatch on Thursday call for the team and Franklin County to contribute $5 million each with Columbus paying the balance of the facility’s estimated cost of between $15 million and $17 million.

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The Dispatch says the move could occur in 2018.

A Browns spokesman said Thursday most of training camp would be in Columbus if an agreement is reached.

A plan floated earlier this year to move training camp to Ohio State University was scrapped after the state refused to contribute $5 million toward the cost of building a new practice facility provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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