FirstEnergy Stadium - Cleveland, OH

The home of the Cleveland Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium is a multi-purpose facility primarily used for football games. Once known as the Cleveland Browns Stadium, FirstEnergy Stadium opened in 1999 with the Browns playing against their division rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since then, FirstEnergy Stadium has been the venue of a number of events including Cleveland Browns home games, numerous high school and college football games, United States men's (USMNT) and women's national soccer (USWNT) team matches, and live music concerts.

The 1.64 million-square-foot lakefront facility can accommodate 67,895 fans. It underwent a series of renovations from 2013 to 2015, resulting in an impressive modernization of the stadium. Renovations included the installation of new video boards, a new sound system, increased lower bowl seating, revamping of the concessions areas, adding new graphics honoring Browns history and current players, upgrades of clubs and suite spaces, and increased connectivity with stadium-wide Wi-Fi. Today, FirstEnergy Stadium features 143 suites, two clubs with a seating capacity of 8,801, five premium clubs with a seating capacity of 1,100, 42 concession stands and several pro shops. Parking within the vicinity is limited, and guests are encouraged to take the RTA bus, cab or Uber to the venue. There are also a number of hotels within a half-mile radius to the stadium.

FirstEnergy Stadium is about five minutes from the heart of Cleveland, known for a number of attractions that can be visited before or after a game. Its top sights include the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, which boasts the largest collection of rock artifacts in the world; the 100-year-old West Side Market, which was named America's "Best Food Lover's Market" by the Food Network Magazine; and the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, which boasts an eclectic collection of classic vehicles. Families should be sure to check out the 183-acre Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, which houses about 3,000 animals representing over 600 species. The Cleveland Art Museum features a collection of more than 45,000 art works from around the world.
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland, OH
History & Traditions:
Past Names/Nicknames:
Cleveland Browns Stadium
Date/Year Built/Opened:
Sept. 12, 1999