Cleveland Browns Stadium, formerly FirstEnergy Stadium, is in Cleveland, OH. It is the home field of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) and serves as a venue for other events such as college and high school football, soccer, hockey, and concerts. It opened in 1999 and following the first phase of a two-year renovation project in 2014, the seating capacity now stands at 67,431.

The stadium is located on the site of the original Cleveland Stadium, a multipurpose facility built in 1931 that served as the Browns’ home field from their inception in 1946 through the 1995 season.

The new stadium opened in 1999 and was originally called Cleveland Browns Stadium. In 2013, FirstEnergy purchased the naming rights for the stadium in a 17-year deal, and it became known as FirstEnergy Stadium. However, the Browns and FirstEnergy Corp. have agreed to end FirstEnergy’s naming rights deal. The facility along the shores of Lake Erie will now be known by its previous name, Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Cleveland Browns Stadium
Cleveland Airport

How to Get to Cleveland

The nearest airport to Cleveland Browns Stadium is Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). This airport is in Cleveland, Ohio and is approximately 14 miles from the centre of FirstEnergy Stadium. There are currently no direct flights to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) from London, but there are several options available including a layover.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Ohio, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Bus System runs several routes that will get you to the Cleveland Browns Stadium. Downtown Cleveland also boasts three distinct rail lines that meet at the main terminal at Tower City Center. Additionally, Cleveland offers free downtown trolleys, the E-Line, and the B-Line, from 7am-7pm Monday through Friday. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena using public transportation.

Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are also available in the vicinity. Cleveland Browns Stadium has designated pick-up and drop-off zones at the stadium.

Cleveland Mass Transit Map
Cleveland Browns Stadium Map

Staying in Cleveland

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

Cleveland Browns Stadium is in downtown Cleveland. Some popular neighbourhoods to stay in when visiting the arena include Downtown Cleveland, Gateway District and The Flats. Downtown Cleveland is home to many of the city’s top attractions. There are many hotels, restaurants, and shops in this area. Gateway District is just east of downtown and is also home to many popular attractions. The Flats is located along the Cuyahoga River and is known for its nightlife and entertainment options.

Cleveland Browns Tickets

The Cleveland Browns sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

Ticketmaster is the official ticket outlet for the NFL.

For most teams, Ticketmaster sells tickets on behalf of the team and resells tickets on behalf of ticket sellers. You can tell the difference on the site as the Blue dots are tickets from the team themselves, and the pink dots are from verified sellers.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown may have further selling platform fees added, so take time to read my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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