Podcast

Michael Mulhall, VP of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, on drawing in major sporting events – The Nail in the Coffin, Episode 142

The Nail in the Coffin podcast has on Michael Mulhall, the VP of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, on the show to talk about drawing events to the Cleveland area.

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General

FirstEnergy Stadium to Host Final USWNT Olympic Tune-Up June 5

Big news soccer fans! The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions and Rio-bound USWNT will be in Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium on June 5.

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Multimedia

Cleveland Browns referring to entire fanbase as “The Dawg Pound”

The Cleveland Browns are improving FirstEnergy Stadium again. The team has released renderings of all the great new improvements to the stadium to follow up last year’s major scoreboard renovations. The pictures look great and what should result is a much brighter stadium with far more and fancier food options for Cleveland Browns fans. The

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Browns

The Browns are winning at home and that’s rare

The Cleveland Browns have been bad since 1999 as we all know, but it’s an extra level of bad when you consider how much they’ve lost at home in front of the fans who care the most.

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Multimedia

Johnny Manziel to Brecksville news report is light on facts

Johnny Manziel is big business for the news, so they are turning over every stone, no matter how small.

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Browns

Another Year as a Cleveland Browns Season Ticket Holder

Just a bright-eyed kid reaping the benefits of being his father’s only son and therefore earning a seat next to pops at each and every Browns home game.

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Browns

About those enhancements to FirstEnergy Stadium…

Those scoreboards. My God, those scoreboards. Giant and angular and bright enough to illuminate the inside of FirstEnergy Stadium on their own, the first thing anyone will notice when they step into the Cleveland Browns’ newly renovated abode will undoubtedly be the new scoreboards. The Cleveland Browns ownership team and front office have gotten a bit

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Headlines

Browns provide update on stadium renovations

On Monday, the Cleveland Browns released an update on the renovation of FirstEnergy Stadium. The artist renderings weren’t much different from what they released back when the project was announced last November. Well, except for some updates to the signage. Here is the new image for the East scoreboard: And here is the old: Subtle

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Headlines

Browns ticket prices to remain unchanged in 2014

It says a lot when a franchise feels the need to send out a press release stating that they will not be raising ticket prices for those who prefer to witness the impending season of on-field play in person. Sure, it says a lot about the landscape—the costs of attending live contests in any stadium

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Multimedia

FirstEnergy Stadium Renovation Update in Photos

The renovation at FirstEnergy Stadium are underway. Turner has set up an EarthCam and website so that you can monitor the progress. Here are some shots from the project.

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Browns, Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2013

The Raid of Pilot Flying J – WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2013: No. 7

If you thought that 2012 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2013 proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, and apperances in postseasons and courtrooms. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last five

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Browns

The media, the stadium and the front office – Cleveland Browns Survey Results Part 3

Here’s the final bit of survey data from our Browns fan survey. It’s really a catch-all of the remaining preferences. First up is the Media.

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Browns

Cleveland Browns don’t get a second chance at a first impression

I really wonder how much of Joe Banner’s legendary arrogance is dripping over in Berea right now. We’ve all heard the stories from Philly about power struggles and ego that I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to assume the Browns are operating with a fair amount of arrogance, do you? How else can

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Browns

Browns’ play pulls the plug on FirstEnergy Stadium

There is a palpable irony to having a stadium branded with “FirstEnergy” be barren by the start of the fourth quarter in what is billed as a “rivalry” contest. With wind chill measures in the lowest of double figures and a Cleveland Browns point total stuck at the lowest of offensively-derived possibilities, the death march

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Browns

The Browns stadium deal and the way things ought to be

Now that the stadium deal has been announced, it’s time to judge it. In order to do that, we really need to divide this up into two very different looks. We need to look at it first from the perspective of reality. Reality is the world where we live today where stadium leases are in

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Headlines

NFL News: Cleveland Browns and city of Cleveland announce stadium agreement

The details are coming in, but here are the high level bullet points based on what I heard during the press conference. I’ve tried my very best to get these as accurate as possible. It’s difficult with dollar amounts flying around, but here they are. The Cleveland Browns are fronting the money for the stadium

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Headlines

Councilman: Goal of stadium upgrade is “to improve the Browns’ bottom line”

I had the pleasure to attend the Cleveland Planning Commission hearing today and testify. Even though I am impressed with many of the fan enhancements proposed to First Energy Stadium by the Cleveland Browns; I sincerely question the loss of 3,000 of the least expensive seats to the fans in the facility, and the loss

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Browns

The Indianapolis Colts game presentation is impressive

Despite an awful Browns performance on Saturday night, I came away envious of the dome in Indianapolis. This isn’t the first time I’ve said it, and it probably won’t be the last, but it’s really a great way to take in a game. Lucas Oil Stadium is bright, clean, loud and really does a lot

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Headlines

Cleveland Browns announce plans for enhancing fan experience

The Cleveland Browns released plans today for enhancing the fan experience at FirstEnergy Stadium on gameday. Last week, Jimmy Haslam told the media at training camp that the Browns have two long term goals that drive everything they do. The first is to build a sustainable winning team, and the second is to provide great

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Browns

Public relations, fan experience, and winning aren’t mutually exclusive for the Browns

Yesterday the Cleveland Browns reportedly delivered a Lou Groza jersey to the family of the Browns fan who put a joke about the team in his obituary. Yesterday, Will Burge reported that the Browns are changing many of the features of the Cleveland Browns game-day experience for the upcoming season including (wait for it) wiener

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