What year did the Cleveland Browns relocate to Baltimore?
On November 6, 1995, with the team sitting at 4–5, Modell announced in a press conference at Camden Yards that he had signed a deal to relocate the Browns to Baltimore in 1996 – a move which would return the NFL to that city since the Colts relocated to Indianapolis after the 1983 season.
Art Modell, the then-owner of the Cleveland Browns, moved the team to Baltimore in 1996. The sports team filled the void left by the Colts, which had relocated to Indianapolis in 1984. The Browns name was dropped as fans opted for “Ravens” over other choices, such as “Marauders” and “Mustangs,” after a public vote. The Browns would eventually return to Cleveland in 1999 as an expansion team with new ownership. Source: ESPN