Jackson: Cleveland Browns Aren’t Going Anywhere

The Cleveland Browns have some of the most loyal and passionate fans who have helped make it one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world. The city took precautionary measures to insure that fans would be able to cheer on the Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium for years to come.

The 30-year lease to the Cleveland Browns commenced in 1999 and continues to 2029. This lease, like the prior Municipal Stadium lease, for which the City of Cleveland successfully obtained an injunction in 1995, requires the Browns to play all their regular season and playoff home games in Cleveland Browns Stadium.

If this requirement is not honored, the city has legal options that could be pursued if necessary.

— Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson in an official press release regarding the potential sale of the Cleveland Browns. Browns majority owner Randy Lerner addressed his current negotiations with Jim Haslam III earlier Friday morning.

[Related: So Jimmy Haslam Could Invest in the Browns?]

(Source: WKYC)

  • cmm13

    Whoa..we have a mayor?

  • Garry_Owen

    “The problem is we have a problem. It’s not that we don’t know we have a problem, we’ve know it for years. It’s not that we don’t know what the solutions are, we’ve known those for years. The problem is that we haven’t done anything about it.”

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Oh here we go you know somethings brewing when the cockroaches I mean politicians start flapping their gums. This worked out so well in the past!

    mgbode this is where politics and sports intersect unfortunately.

  • mgbode

    which proves why I don’t like when they do 🙂

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Usually not good agreed.

  • Bert

    You didn’t build that business, someone else did