Cleveland Browns fans know this is most likely not going to be the year we turn it all around. This is a rebuilding year in every sense of the word. Regardless of the abundance of rookies and subsequent lack of veteran players, fans hold on to hope. Cleveland fans are anything but wishy-washy. Loyalty runs deep on the North Coast.
Stadium name: Cleveland Browns Stadium
Location: 100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. This Cleveland landmark sits near the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Loyal fans flock to this concrete and glass structure that sits on 31 acres of waterfront property at the North Coast Harbor.
Maximum capacity: 73,200 seats on 3 levels. This includes 8,754 club seats, 10,644 bleacher seats, or Dawg Pound seats, and 1,400 wheelchair accessible seats.
Year built: 1997. It sits on the same site as the original Municipal Stadium that was a Cleveland landmark since 1931.
Parking: Since the parking areas that surround the stadium are located on an active port, there may be limited amounts of parking spots available. Cleveland Browns Stadium does not have private parking. Parking on the Port of Cleveland parking lots range from $5 to $25 and up. All the lots and their prices are listed on the Browns Game Day Parking page. It is important to note that tailgaters start filling the Cleveland Municipal parking lot on Marginal road early on gameday mornings.
You can avoid parking altogether by taking Cleveland's RTA rapid system. The waterfront line stops right in front of the Cleveland Stadium.
Food: Coolers, canned or bottled beverages, thermoses and large purses are not permitted in the stadium. Food can be purchased at any of the general concession booths, lounges or full-service restaurant located in the stadium.
Beer: In addition to not being allowed to bring coolers, alcoholic beverages cannot be brought into the stadium. Beer is available for purchase from vendors and in the in-house facilities.
- BrownsTown opens two hours before kickoff and is located by Section 134. They offer a full array of beverages, stadium fare and specialty barbeque choices. It is set up to be the ultimate indoor tailgate experience complete with a 330-inch multi-media screen, 12 flat screen televisions and 29 LCD televisions.
- Grille is situated at section 108 on the main concourse. It features a full-service bar and an outdoor patio grill. Fans can enjoy freshly grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken sandwiches while enjoying the game.
- Legends Club offers a different service. It is located on the second level of the Stadium and is full of memorabilia as well as an amazing view of the city, lake and Science Center. You can hold a business meeting, entertain guests or host a special party in this facility.
Smoking: The stadium is a non-smoking facility.
Family zone: For families who want to enjoy the game in a kid-friendly environment, The Family Zone is ideal. Located at the northwest corner of sections 541-543, the Family Zone provides an alcohol-free environment and includes visits from Browns mascots, children's meal options and special activities.
Sylvie Branch is a diehard Cleveland fan who has no intention of turning her back on her team!