Browns History

The Grid Iron

If there is one common place in this world that bonds all Cleveland Browns fans, it has to be the site of both Cleveland Municipal Stadium and Cleveland Browns Stadium. Both buildings have housed this storied franchise for a total of 52 years. Although each venue has hosted this great team, they are distinctly different. To illustrate this, we've created the comparison below. Click on a name of a stadium to read a short history about it that includes photos and more statistics.

Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Cleveland Browns Stadium
June 24, 1930
Ground Breaking
May 15, 1997
July 1, 1931
Construction Complete
June, 1999
1 year, 6 days
Time to Construct
2 + Years
12 Acres
Size of Site (original)
31 Acres
$2.5 Million (est)
Cost of Construction
$290 Million +
3.3 Million
Number of Bricks (original)
900,000 +
Tons of Steel (original)
250,000 Watts
Lighting (original)
888,000 Watts
Number of Restrooms (original)
Trees Surrounding Building
79,000 +
Football Capacity
Regular Season NFL Games
Bleacher Seats


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