BEREA, Ohio – Fans have spoken, and the Cleveland Browns have listened. Now, the team is ready to unveil creative, practical and engaging enhancements as the first steps toward providing fans at FirstEnergy Stadium a high-quality gameday experience.
One of the first steps the organization took was to coordinate with major cell-service providers to provide fans in and around the stadium a much stronger phone signal than they’ve seen in the past.
Beginning with the team’s preseason opener Aug. 8, fans can expect to enter the stadium more quickly than in prior seasons. That’s because the Browns have installed 20 new turnstiles and 44 new security screening chutes. Those improvements will allow an additional 4,000 fans to enter the stadium every 15 minutes, compared to 2012.
The Browns also have hired a reputable guest-services company, Contemporary Services Corporation, to focus on each fan’s safety and overall experience. ·
To view or download renderings of the enhanced FirstEnergy Stadium fan ingress accommodations, click here or visit: http://www.brownsmedia.com/images/9003/FirstEnergy_Stadium_Enhanced_Ingress_072913_online.pdf. Once in the stadium, fans will hear new music and see original video presentations, including an augmented sound system, and creative player introductions.
During the contest, the Browns will create iconic moments at key intervals, and as a result fans will have another opportunity to engage with their team. Fans approaching the stadium will see more coordinated football pageantry and entertainment elements, including for every game a drumline, something nearly half of NFL teams and many college stadiums already include.
Halftimes also will feature inventive entertainment. Plus, the team has added more than 100 televisions to fan areas, and upgraded merchandise options throughout the stadium. ·
To view or download b-roll of the Seahawks Blue Thunder, a drumline established by the Seattle Seahawks in 2004, click here or visit http://www.brownsmedia.com/images/9003/DRUMLINE.mov (Video courtesy of the Seattle Seahawks – http://www.seahawks.com/).
These gameday initiatives are a key part of Owner Jimmy Haslam’s overall vision, which in addition to supporting the football team and giving back to the community includes improving the overall experience of Cleveland Browns fans. The Browns sought feedback from their fans before enacting this gameday plan; top team executives took time during the offseason to field calls, review surveys and engage fans through social media.