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Gameday News & Notes

Season ticket holders – here is everything you’ll need to know before you head to Cleveland Browns Stadium to see the Browns take on the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers.

Parking & Transportation:


Cleveland Browns Stadium is located in Downtown Cleveland, North of Lakeside Avenue, on 100 Alfred Lerner Way, between West 3rd Street and East 9th Street.

If you are approaching the Stadium:

From the South:

Take I-71 North (or I-77 North) to the East 9th Street Exit. Take East 9th Street (North) to Erieside Avenue. The Stadium will be on the left as you head North.

From the West:

Take Route 2 East to the West 6th Street/Lakeside Avenue Exit. The Stadium will be on your left as you head East.


Take I-90 East to the 2 West (Lakewood) Exit to the East 9th Street or West 3rd Street Exits. The stadium will be on the right as you head west.

From the East:

Take I-90 West to 2 West to the East 9th Street or West 3rd Street Exits. The stadium will be on the right as you head west.


The following Ampco Parking Lots surrounding the Stadium will open be open for Public and Pass holder parking beginning at 6:00 AM:

– The North Port Authority Parking Lot (Yellow Lot)
– The West 3rd Street Parking Lot (Orange Lot)
– Dock 20 (Blue Lot)
– Dock 32
– Great Lakes Science Center Parking Garage

Any available cash spots in these lots will be sold for $20. Parking is sold on a first come first serve basis.

Browns Game Day Additional Parking Information – City Lots:

No Reserved Parking-Parking is on a first come first serve basis.

– Municipal Parking Lot
1500 South Marginal Rd.
Rate $15.00 per space open at 4:00am
2000 spaces.
Tail gating Allowed
Port-a-Johns onsite
No Overnight Parking
Parking is Limited
Parking is available for Buses and RVs.
Contact Ampco System Parking @ 216-621-6600 for additional Bus and RV Parking.

– Willard Park Garage and Surface Lot
601 Lakeside Ave-Rate $15.00
Contact- 216-664-2711
1,500 spaces
No Bus or RV parking
No Tail gating
No Overnight Parking-No Public Restrooms. 216-664-6121.

– Convention Center Garage
500 Lakeside Ave.
Rate $15.00
Contact-216-664-2711-300 spaces
No Tail gating allowed
No Bus or RV parking
No Overnight Parking-No Public restrooms.

– Canal Basin
1519 Merwin Ave Lot-Rate $5.00
Contact 216-664-2711
No Bus or RV parking
Tail gating Allowed
No Public Restrooms
No Overnight Parking
228 spaces

Handicapped Parking

A limited amount of Handicapped / ADA parking is available in the West 3rd Street Parking Lot on a first come first serve basis. For the convenience of our handicapped guests, Cleveland Browns Stadium offers (2) handicapped drop off locations at the Southeast and Southwest corners of the stadium.


RTA Services

Score a touchdown, save on gas: Ride RTA to Browns Stadium

RTA offers more than 7,000 free parking spaces at rail stations and park-and-ride lots throughout Cuyahoga County. Fans are urged to purchase a $3.50 All-Day Pass, which includes unlimited ridership. All-Day Passes are available from every RTA farebox.

Football Flyer service

RTA offers non-stop bus service from six sites to all Browns home games. Football Flyer buses leave 1.5 hours before game time. Buses at the Solon site leave 1.75 hours before the game. After the game, fans can board the bus near the Stadium and return home. Adult one-way cash fare is $2.50 no tickets or passes will be accepted.

RTA will operate these routes to all pre-season and regular season home games.

– #920 Parmatown Transit Center, 8555 Day Drive, near the Parmatown Mall.
– #941 Solon Square, 33000 Aurora Road (Rt. 43) at Solon Boulevard. Park in designated RTA area in the middle of the parking lot.
– #946 Westlake Park-N-Ride, 24800 Sperry Road, near the Columbia Road exit of I-90.
– #951 Strongsville Park-N-Ride, 9355 Pearl Road, at the entrance to the Ohio Turnpike.
– #975, North Olmsted Park-N-Ride, 5575 Great Northern Blvd. at I-480, southeast corner.
– #977, Brecksville Municipal Parking lot, 9021 Brecksville Road (Rt. 21), south of Royalton Road (Rt. 82).

Riding the rail

Ride any RTA rail line to Tower City. Riders on the Blue and Green lines can usually stay on the train to reach the Waterfront Line. Red Line riders can transfer to the Waterfront Line. More Rapid Transit info. Waterfront Line trains drop off riders at the West Third Street Station, across the street from the Browns Stadium. Extra service begins two hours before each game.

After the game, as you approach the West Third Street Station, you will be directed to stand in lines marked Green Line/Flats, Blue Line/Flats or Tower City Only, to designate which trains you need to reach your final destination.

If you need an elevator, enter the station building and use the elevator to reach the platform.

To travel east to the Municipal Parking Lot, walk down the stairs inside the station to the platform. RTA staff will direct you to the eastbound trains.

RTA supervisors and Transit Police will be at the West Third Street Station building and platform to help you. Please follow their directions. For more information on RTA, visit the automated trip planner, or call the RTAnswerline, 216-621-9500.

Game Day:

Bank of America is the proud sponsor of Sunday’s game. All fans in attendance will receive an orange rally towel courtesy of Bank of America.

Gates will open at 11:00 AM. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

Click here to read about Cleveland Browns Stadium Policies – including a listing of prohibited items. Cleveland Browns Stadium is a Smoke Free Facility, in compliance with Chapter 3794 of the Ohio Revised Code. Smoking is prohibited in all Stadium areas. Guests cannot exit and re-enter the building on the same ticket.


In conjunction with NFL security, fans entering the games will be screened for banned objects in two stages. First, there will be a bag and coat check, followed by a limited-body pat-down. Please plan on allowing extra time to enter, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.


Visit the Browns Gameday Fan Zone located on Alfred Lerner Way along the south side of Cleveland Browns Stadium. Enjoy live music as Cat Walk Blue takes you up to game time. Bring the kids to enjoy the inflatables, face painting, and concessions as well.

Join us two hours before kickoff in the Northern Enclosure – the official tailgate spot for ticketed patrons! The Northern Enclosure is located on the north side of the Stadium. WMMS will be broadcasting live.

At GridIron Square, the Browns Team Shop will be open to the public for those of you who need to stock up on your Browns gear before entering the game. The Team Shop will also be open for ticketed fans, from inside the concourse of the Stadium beginning at 11:00 AM. In honor of Gene Hickerson’s induction into the Hall of Fame, commemorative merchandise will be offered in the Team Shop. Please stop by to view the assortment of items along with other Browns merchandise.



Legends is a perfect place to meet friends before the game – doors open at 11:00 AM.


WTAM will be broadcasting live from the Grille beginning at 10:00 AM.


Sunday’s pre-game entertainment will feature an opening day celebration on the field. Be in your seats to catch all the action as well as a military flyover.

Our honorary coin toss captain for Sunday’s game will be Hall of Fame inductee Gene Hickerson.


Sunday’s National Anthem will be sung by the United States Coast Guard Glee Club. This select group of cadets has sung the National Anthem at the 2005 Super Bowl, numerous Presidential Inaugurations as well as many other events held by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. We are excited to have them here to perform on our field.


Presenting Sunday’s colors will be all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. We would like to thank all military personnel for their continued support and dedication to this country.


Halftime Presented By Chevy Network Dealers:

Halftime will be presented by Chevrolet – the Official Vehicles of the Cleveland Browns. Halftime entertainment will feature Gene Hickerson’s Hall of Fame Ring Induction Ceremony.

NOTE: Alcohol sales will cease at the end of the 3rd quarter in the concourses, Legends, the Grille and the Northern Enclosure.



Paul Rado will be broadcasting his post-game show live from Legends beginning at 4:00 PM.


Feel free to remain in your seats at the conclusion of the game to watch the Post-game Press Conference live.

Premium Seating:


For our Club Seat Holders; the club lounges will open the same times as our gate entrances, at 11:00 AM and will stay open for an hour after the game. Please see below to view the menu for this weeks club buffet expertly catered by Levy Restaurants:

In Season Salads

Spiced Red and Golden Sugar Beets with Mint Dressing

Multi-Grain Salad with Sun-Dried Fruits, Orange Cinnamon Dressing

Classic Caesar with Garlic Croutons

Cavatappi Pasta Salad with Fresh Mozzarella, Pine Nuts and Basil Pesto


Four Cheese Macaroni & Cheese


Grilled Asparagus with Smithfield Ham, Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette

Fire-Charred Corn on the Cob with BBQ Spice Butter

Sharp Cheddar Grits with Spicy Tasso and Scallions

Parker House Pull Apart Rolls with Sweet Honey Butter


Chef Carved Organic Berkridge Roast Rack of Pork with Balsamic Dijon Glaze

Amish Free Range Chicken with Cannelloni Bean and Chorizo Cassoulet

Scrambled Eggs

Smoked Bacon

Maple Sausage


Bread Pudding with Jack Daniel’s Sauce

Cookies and Brownies

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Buffet is open until the end of the 1st quarter.

Stadium News:


Introducing the Browns Family Zone – a ticketed seating area with an emphasis on providing a family and kid-friendly environment. The Family Zone, located in sections 542 and 543 is a family-friendly, alcohol free area featuring mascots, kid’s meals, special activities and more! Join the family today!


The Cleveland Browns Stadium staff and its Game Day Partners are dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable game-day experience to all fans in attendance. Please be courteous and respectful to those seated around you and refrain from behavior that interferes with others’ ability to enjoy the game. Game Day Staff members will strive to maintain a fan-friendly environment, free from the following behaviors:

– Using foul, inflammatory or socially unacceptable language or gestures.
– Throwing objects onto the field.
– Interfering with other fans’ ability to enjoy the game.
– Wearing of obscene or indecent clothing.
– Entering the playing field or interfering with the progress of the game.
– Refusing to show your ticket stub when asked by a Stadium representative.
– Attempting to sit in seats for which you are not properly ticketed.
– Excessive standing – please be aware that when you stand, you block the view of the fans behind you. We do not wish to diminish your ability to cheer and enjoy the game, however, your continued standing can interfere with others’ ability to enjoy the game from their seats.
– Smoking – In compliance with Chapter 3794 of the Ohio Revised Code, smoking is prohibited in Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Anyone in violation of these guidelines is subject to ejection, arrest and loss of ticket privileges for future games. If the behavior of a fan or fans around you becomes disruptive or violates the Fan Conduct Policy, the incident should be reported to the nearest Stadium representative. To report an incident anonymously, a call can be placed to the “Tip Line” at 440.824.6000.


Introduced at the start of the 2005 season, Legends, a restaurant and bar is located directly behind the Dawg Pound in the East end zone. The 13,000-square-foot space has been completely renovated to create an experience both convenient and enjoyable for all fans that choose to enter. Legends features 37 flat screen televisions and a full service concessions stand.

With its new additions, Legends is a perfect place for fans to meet friends before the game or take a break from the stands during the game. Legends can be accessed from the stadium’s east ramps, stairs or elevator and will be open from 5:00 PM until the conclusion of the game.


Remember to take part in the Budweiser Good Sport Program. Fans, if you are a designated driver for your family or friends, or need a safe ride home, please sign up at the Budweiser Good Sport Designated Driver Booths or at any Guest Services location. You will have a chance to win a Cleveland Browns/Budweiser prize. Remember, friends don’t let friends drive drunk. Designate a driver. “We all make a difference!”


We’ve added several new National City Bank ATM machines for your convenience. They are located on the concourses throughout the Stadium by sections 110, 129, 139, 148, 342, 515, 537 as well as the South Club near Section 311, the North Club near Section 328, in the new LEGENDS, and also in the Team Shop.


Fans wishing to bring their own banners can hang them in front of the ADA platforms or along the walking bridges, given there is room and they have been approved upon entering the Stadium.

Game Day Promotions:


Enter to win four tickets in the new Family Zone for a Cleveland Browns home game, courtesy of Pepsi! Pick up the specially marked Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Dr. Pepper cans and enter to win today!


At every Browns regular season home game, one lucky winner will receive a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera kit, game tickets, and a sideline pass to Shoot Like A Pro. Visit for more details.


Log on to today and enter for a chance to win a Browns-themed 2007 Chevy Silverado!


Get to the game early and you’ll automatically have a chance to be the Cleveland Browns early arrival winner. Each game, one lucky fan will win two round-trip tickets courtesy of Continental Airlines – the official airline of the Cleveland Browns.


When the Browns Score, You Save. Show us your ticket stub from any Browns home game after the Browns score and you’ll receive coupon good for $10 off your next $50 purchase. Tickets must be redeemed within one week of the game. And remember, Every Season Starts at Dick’s!


Be on the lookout during the game – you may sitting in the lucky row that will receive certificates good for a free Donatos signature pizza! Nothing goes better with football than great Donatos edge-to-edge pizza!


Register to win at area Northeast Ohio Donatos Pizza locations for your chance to win VIP sideline passes & tickets for two (2) to a regular season Cleveland Browns home game. A new winner will be picked for every regular season home game. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. No purchase necessary.


Browns fans, every time the Browns score from inside the 20 yard line – the Heinz Red Zone – a donation will be made to the Cleveland Browns Foundation on behalf of Giant Eagle, Heinz and the Browns. Fans, you can be winners too! When the Browns score from the Heinz Red Zone, 57 lucky fans will win a hot dog with Heinz condiments – so let’s hear it for our Browns!


The Ohio State Lottery is providing the opportunity to nominate an outstanding student and/or teacher to be recognized as an Academic All-Star. Visit to nominate an outstanding student and/or teacher today!

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