Browns: Jimmy Haslam committed to upgrading First Energy Stadium

There have been rumors this offseason of the Cleveland Browns want to build a new stadium. However, on Tuesday the team released a statement about how Jimmy and Dee Haslam are committed to upgrading First Energy Stadium and the lakefront around it.

“Dee and Jimmy Haslam said Monday at the NFL Annual Meetings they remain committed to upgrading the Browns’ stadium — with the primary goal of renovating FirstEnergy Stadium in accordance with the City of Cleveland’s plans to upgrade waterfront area between Lake Erie and downtown.”

The current stadium is in rough shape after being built in a rush so that it could open in time for the 1999 season when the team returned. It will be interesting to see the plans and when the renovations begin or if they end up calling for a whole new stadium instead.

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