Bell, who played college football at Purdue University, is an Indianapolis native and had about 300 friends family members in attendance, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
“It’s a blessing,” Bell told Fox 59. “Her whole idea was to try to have the baby before the game, but you know it’s all in God’s time. So, now I have a new niece. So, hopefully I get to see her when I come back to the city.”
Kareem Butler, another relative, said the mother went into labor as she walked toward the stadium’s entrance.
“She was due the 26th, but her mom went into labor as we were crossing the street,” Butler said. “So, when they got here, they went to the first aid. By the time they got her back there, the baby was crowning and they delivered her here at the stadium at 1:20.”
“We wish the family our warmest congratulations and wishes for good health,” Capital Improvement Board, which operates the stadium, said in a statement. “We are excited to be a part of their history.
“We also want to extend thanks to our partners at IU Health for being prepared for any medical situation. They do a great job at meeting all the needs that come their way, and today was no exception.”
The Browns won 39-38 after scoring the game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds left in the 4th quarter.