Cleveland Browns Stadium

Cleveland Browns Stadium

Cleveland Browns Stadium sits on the shores of Lake Erie, on the site of old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Although Cleveland Browns Stadium (CBS) has only hosted football for 2 years, it is quickly developing a character of its own. CBS is considered one of the most comfortable and technologically advanced football venues in the country today.

Seating room is comfortable at 19-21 inches of chair space, compared with 16 at Municipal Stadium. The playing field itself is made up of Kentucky Bluegrass that is irrigated on a sand base. It has an electronic heating system consisting of 9 boilers and over 40 miles of piping. This heating system will prevent the ground from freezing, and it will extend the growing season of the grass itself. The two scoreboards located at each end of the arena are among the most technilogically advanced and biggest in the NFL. "Brownsvision", as it is called, is a complex scoreboard system, with 25 highly trained individuals required to maintain it on gameday. This system includes hundreds of supplemental scoreboards and television monitors throughout the stadium.

The first regular season Browns game ever came in 1999, and it was televised on ESPN nationally. The Browns historical archrivals, the Steelers, came to town to help christen the new 74,000-seat complex. The game wasn't a particularly successful one, as Pittsburgh whomped the Browns, 43-0 in front of a capacity crowd, but the game went off without a hitch. There were no collapsing seats, no foot and knee injuries due to poor turf, and it was a sellout crowd. In 1999, CBS would not see a Browns victory, as the only two for the team that year came in New Orleans and in Pittsburgh, both on the last play of the game. In 2000, the fans finally got their first home win, against non other than the Pittsburgh Steelers, in a game that went down to the wire again. That win propelled the Browns to a 2-1 record, and even though they finished the season 3-13, the win against Pittsburgh remained untarnished. Below you will find a seating chart, interesting facts, and pictures of the new home of the Browns, Cleveland Browns Stadium.

 

 

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