Cleveland Browns Announce Stadium Upgrades

Today, the Cleveland Browns released their $120 million vision for renovations to First Energy Stadium.  In the plans, were a new scoreboard, audio equipment and physical changes that would allow fans to move around more freely.

The plan will take two years to complete, and will be completed during the next two off Nov 25, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Cleveland won 20-14. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)seasons.

In year one of the proposed plan, the Browns would install two video boards that are nearly three times the size of the boards currently in the stadium.  Also included in the proposal are LED video boards, which would show stats, scores and other information.

In attendance at the press conference this afternoon to announce the exciting new renovations were Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, CEO Joe Banner and President Alec Scheiner.

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam had this to say about the new proposal, “By 2015 we’re going to have a place that’s dramatically different to watch football.”

Browns CEO Joe Banner talked about how the new changes would improve the fan experience, and add more seats to the lower-bowl.  “Currently, we have the lowest percentage of seating in the lower bowl than any stadium in the country,” Banner said. “. . . Some of the upper-bowl seats will become lower-bowl seats.”

These seem to be some really exciting proposed changes coming soon, however, we all would love to have a state of the art product on the field to match the newly renovated stadium by 2015.



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