Ohio Wesleyan University hopes to see some orange and brown on its campus in the near future alongside the Battling Bishops' traditional red and black.

Ohio Wesleyan University hopes to see some orange and brown on its campus in the near future alongside the Battling Bishops' traditional red and black.

The university is waiting to hear back from the Cleveland Browns after submitting a bid to host the team's annual summer training camp on its campus in the city of Delaware.

Will Kopp, OWU's chief communications officer, said the school was one of several universities in Ohio that received an invitation earlier this year from the Browns to send a bid proposal for hosting the camp.

Kopp said OWU's campus could offer the Browns some high-quality facilities without the distractions of a big city. The move also would allow the Browns to gain more fans and traction in the central Ohio market, including Columbus.

"If the Browns are looking for a camp-like environment, there could be none better than Ohio Wesleyan and Delaware," Kopp said.

Along with the 9,100-seat Selby Stadium and additional sports fields, Kopp said the university could make its top-notch meeting spaces and residential facilities available to the team.

The Browns have not released a list of universities and cities that submitted bids to host the training camp, which were due in mid-August. Multiple media reports list the city of Columbus and the University of Akron among the team's suitors.

Browns officials have not released a deadline for their decision and have not even confirmed the team will move the camp from its traditional home at the team's facilities in Berea -- about 15 miles southwest of Cleveland.

Rob McBurnett, the team's communications coordinator, wrote in an email that Browns officials currently are evaluating the bids.

"We will make the decision based on which site puts our team in the best position to successfully prepare for the NFL season," he said.

Kopp said the university has not received any feedback on its bid so far.

Although the university has never hosted an NFL training camp, Kopp said the campus is no stranger to big events.

OWU hosted the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships last spring for the second time in four years. University officials estimated the attendance at between 12,000 and 15,000. Kopp said the handling of the championships by the city and OWU should give the Browns confidence in the campus' ability to host large-scale events.

"It's similar in that it draws a lot of people throughout the state and throughout the nation here," he said.

Kopp said the university has entered into discussions with city of Delaware officials about the possibility of the Browns coming to town.

He stressed that the discussions were in the very early stages.

"It's a very interesting opportunity for Ohio Wesleyan, for the city of Delaware and Delaware County," he said.

City officials have expressed support for the university's bid.

"Ohio Wesleyan and Delaware both have rich histories with forward momentum that promises vital and vibrant futures for both," Delaware City Manager Tom Homan said in a statement. "We are excited for the opportunity and look forward to welcoming the Browns to Delaware."