About FirstEnergy Stadium
On the shores of Lake Erie, a stone’s throw from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, sits a massive edifice, a shrine to the Cleveland Browns. We’re talking, of course, of FirstEnergy Stadium. Construction began in 1997 to replace the venerable Cleveland Municipal Stadium, which had been built in the 1930s and had been the home of the Browns since the team’s beginnings in 1946; the stadium was ready for season play in 1999. While it was built in the final years of the 20th century, FirstEnergy Stadium has kept up with modern design needs thanks to a series of renovations that began in 2013. This has kept the venue up-to-date and ready for whatever the future holds — maybe even a winning season for the Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium’s official team.
Well, they’re kind of the Browns — they’re technically a new team after Art Modell took the old Browns and moved them to Baltimore to become the Ravens. Either way, NFL football games are the primary FirstEnergy Stadium sports events, though the arena is used for collegiate and high school football games as well. Other than football, FirstEnergy stadium hosts occasional soccer games for both the US men’s and US women’s teams. Being right next to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame means that FirstEnergy Stadium concerts occur all the time. George Strait, NSYNC, One Direction, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé have all graced the stadium stage since it opened in 1999, making it a popular outdoor venue for big arena shows.
FirstEnergy Stadium is one of the greatest stadiums for fans to enjoy. Expanded concessions, massive new scoreboards, and state-of-the-art audio systems from the latest renovation mean you’ll be able to enjoy the game from wherever you’re sitting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is FirstEnergy Stadium located?
FirstEnergy Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
What kind of events does FirstEnergy Stadium host?
Besides pro football games, FirstEnergy Stadium events include college and high school football, soccer, and concerts.
Which team is playing at FirstEnergy Stadium?
This football stadium is the home field of the Cleveland Browns (NFL).
Where can I park for free at FirstEnergy Stadium?
Unfortunately, official parking lots for FirstEnergy Stadium events are available only to season ticket holders. But, there are a number of public parking facilities within walking distance of the stadium for other fans. Prices range from $18 to $46.
What is the seating capacity of FirstEnergy Stadium?
Since 2017’s renovation, the seating capacity for FirstEnergy Stadium events is 67,895.
Who owns FirstEnergy Stadium?
The stadium is owned by the City of Cleveland.
How do I get to FirstEnergy Stadium using public transport?
If traffic isn’t your thing, public transport will get you to FirstEnergy Stadium events stressfree. Fans have a number of options at their disposal, including the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus system’s routes which serve the stadium, Rapid Transit, and even free Downtown Trolleys. You can park anywhere downtown and take a trolley to the game! This free trolly service operates from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday.