“We have consistently communicated that two of the primary areas of focus for us are creating
a winning team and creating the best fan experience in the NFL.”
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has unveiled a two-phased modernization proposal for FirstEnergy Stadium.
Haslam has consistently communicated that winning games and creating the best fan experience
in the NFL are paramount for Browns fans. The modernization project would help accomplish
those goals and create the ability for FirstEnergy Stadium to attract other major sporting
and entertainment events. The two-phase FirstEnergy Stadium modernization is a project that
Jimmy Haslam and the Cleveland Browns are excited to see come to fruition. Browns fans deserve
the best experience in the NFL and with the ability to attract other major sporting and
entertainment events, a modernized FirstEnergy Stadium would also create new opportunities
for the City of Cleveland to shine.
Swipe through the photographs below to get a look at the future of FirstEnergy Stadium.
Exterior Southeast View
Exterior Southwest View
Interior East End Zone 3
Interior West End Zone
Interior East Sponsor Decks
2014 Stadium Updates
“We have engaged our fans, asked for their thoughts, and responded to their ideas and concerns.
This modernization plan is a result of our desire to invest in creating the best environment for them
and our players.”
During the first year of the proposed modernization, the Browns would install two new
video boards nearly triple the size of the boards currently in each end zone, moving them closer to
the fans. Throughout the stadium, the plan also calls for LED video boards, which would feature stats,
scores and information, and installation of an entirely new audio system, delivering crisper, clearer
audio everywhere in the facility.
In 2014, the project would also increase the lower bowl's seating capacity while
improving sightlines. Many Browns fans would be closer to the field and observe dramatically better
views of the game, fostering a more intimate environment while enhancing the team's home-field advantage.
2015 Stadium Updates
In 2015, the Browns would create new dramatic graphics throughout the stadium,
honoring current and former Browns. They would also improve general-admission concession areas,
with revamped and unique offerings, modernize premium areas, and create new hospitality and
fan-engagement opportunities. There would be continued emphasis on the most up-to-date technology
Frequently Asked Questions
How did this project come about?
We are constantly talking to our fans, listening to our fans and striving to create the
best fan experience in sports. We have told our fans our two primary areas of focus
are winning as many games as possible and improving the fan experience. The stadium
is 15 years old and needs to be modernized and repaired in certain areas. We know
that and wanted to invest in the improvements.
Tell us about the new videoboards?
State of the art, tremendous viewing experience for our fans. They will be almost
triple the size of our current boards and move down to create a more dynamic and
more integral part of the stadium.
What should fans be excited about?
So many different elements will positively impact our fans'
game-day experience. From the state-of-the-art scoreboards,
to a new audio system, improved digital connectivity, additional seats
in the lower bowl, and easier stadium access with new escalators, many
different areas would be modernized.
Will you have wifi in the stadium?
Improving digital connectivity with our fans is very important. There will be an
emphasis on that throughout this entire modernization.
What if my seats are displaced by the scoreboard or moving of seats?
To create bold positive changes like these, there has to be some modification
to the structure of the stadium. Relatively speaking, the number of season-ticket
members it impacts, while clearly important to us, is small. It is our priority,
once we know the specifics of the project, to work with fans to find the most
appropriate and acceptable seats.
How do I buy season tickets?
Call 440-824-3434 to speak with a Cleveland Browns Season Ticket Membership representative.
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