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Jacobs Field Construction Manager Gets Same Job for New Browns Stadium

August 7, 1996

CLEVELAND (AP) _ An Indianapolis company that managed construction of Jacobs Field, home of the Indians, was hired Wednesday to direct construction of a $250 million Cleveland Browns stadium.

Huber, Hunt and Nichols Inc. was selected from among four bidders.

The stadium, to be built on the site of Cleveland Stadium, will become home of the franchise promised to Cleveland by the NFL by 1999. The team formerly known as the Browns has moved to Baltimore.

Demolition of the Depression-era Cleveland Stadium will begin in November, and construction of the new stadium should begin next spring, Mayor Michael R. White said.

The other bidders were Turner Construction Co. of New York, Morse Diesel International of Cleveland and Barton Malow of Southfield, Mich.

The city also announced the hiring of Jim Conrath, project manager for construction of the Cleveland State University Convocation Center, to represent the interests of the owner selected to run the Browns franchise.

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