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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #570 on: September 22, 2014, 11:24:59 AM »
I was at yesterday's game, my first at the newly renovated FES. I think they did a great job. The place looked and felt like a new stadium. The scoreboards were great. The sound system was great. And yes, the crowd seemed a lot louder. Here I am with my sister at the game yesterday:





Browns Town bar.


Browns stadium club lounge.


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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #571 on: December 16, 2014, 02:29:55 PM »
http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/drcagenda/2014/12192014/121814_DRAC_agenda.pdf

Downtown/Flats Design Review District
Agenda
December 18, 2014 9:30AM
City Hall Room 514, 601 Lakeside Avenue

DF2014-121 – First Energy Stadium Renovations Phase 2*
Project Address: 100 Alfred Lerner Way
Project Representative: Don Williams, Gensler
*This project is scheduled for City Planning Commission on December 19th, 2014.
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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #573 on: January 02, 2015, 09:17:43 PM »
Browns win City Planning Commission approval for Phase II improvements at FirstEnergy Stadium
By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
on December 19, 2014 at 4:38 PM, updated December 21, 2014 at 8:25 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio – After fumbling over an incomplete design presentation that frustrated some members of a city review committee Thursday, the Browns won approval from the Cleveland City Planning Commission on Friday for a $50 million upgrade to FirstEnergy Stadium.

The commission voted 6-0 to approve plans authored by the respected architecture firm of Gensler, which will primarily address the interior of the stadium.

The 68,000-seat facility, originally designed by HOK Sport Facilities Group in Kansas City, Missouri, now known as Populous, was completed in 1999 at a cost of $282.5 million, or roughly $400 million in 2014 dollars. Nearly 75 percent of the original construction was publicly funded.

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #574 on: June 04, 2015, 08:53:39 AM »
Some phase ll stuff on CPC.

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #575 on: June 04, 2015, 11:06:18 AM »
I still can't get over the new dog/dawg logo

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #576 on: June 04, 2015, 12:30:01 PM »
For some reason I dig the brown with the orange pants as well as the orange jersey.

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #577 on: June 04, 2015, 12:33:37 PM »
Random thought, but imagine how popular the waterfront line would be if the Browns stadium was domed, true fumble right there no pun intended. Also are the adding an awning of some sort? Is that what I'm seeing?

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #578 on: June 04, 2015, 06:48:45 PM »
Random thought, but imagine how popular the waterfront line would be if the Browns stadium was domed, true fumble right there no pun intended. Also are the adding an awning of some sort? Is that what I'm seeing?

I'm not following.   So the 143 people who ride it every day can see a domed stadium?

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #579 on: June 04, 2015, 07:13:18 PM »
^Probably means the stadium could be used much more often, thus the rail station and line serving the area would be used a lot more.

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #580 on: June 04, 2015, 07:17:39 PM »
I still can't get over the new dog/dawg logo

It's childlike. Like "Snarly" should be the name.

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #581 on: June 05, 2015, 06:57:51 AM »
^Probably means the stadium could be used much more often, thus the rail station and line serving the area would be used a lot more.
That is exactly what i mean, so many people would pack the train to attend those events if there were more events that could be held there. This is especially true because of the trains close proximity to the stadium. I compare it to people catching the train to Tower city for the Q due to the convenience of the stadium being connected. This is a pipe dream though, and has been discussed in length so it's not important.

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #582 on: June 05, 2015, 07:20:21 AM »
^Probably means the stadium could be used much more often, thus the rail station and line serving the area would be used a lot more.
That is exactly what i mean, so many people would pack the train to attend those events if there were more events that could be held there. This is especially true because of the trains close proximity to the stadium. I compare it to people catching the train to Tower city for the Q due to the convenience of the stadium being connected. This is a pipe dream though, and has been discussed in length so it's not important.

This has been thoroughly discussed upthread, about the viability of a enclosed stadium as an additional venue.   As evidence, I always look to Lucas Oil Field in Indy, a similar sized market, geography etc.   Their stadium is connected directly to the convention center, so gets quite a bit of "spillover business," where they simply open the building to an event, but the stadium is not really being utilized.   For example, see the Deanna Adkins/Eric Wollenhaupt Wedding Reception coming up on their calendar:  http://www.lucasoilstadium.com/upcoming-events.aspx.   

I suppose we could have weddings and barmitzvah's in our stadium, but in actuality First Energy Stadium already hosts such events, in the dining spaces on the club level.
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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #583 on: June 05, 2015, 11:29:25 AM »
Wollenhaupt is a bear of a name to take on. 

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #584 on: June 05, 2015, 01:37:09 PM »
Wollenhaupt is a bear of a name to take on. 

Right?  But homeboy must have loot.   Probably not cheap to rent out a stadium for your wedding reception. 

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #585 on: June 06, 2015, 08:07:38 AM »
Wollenhaupt is a bear of a name to take on. 

Right?  But homeboy must have loot.   Probably not cheap to rent out a stadium for your wedding reception. 

More likely her folks do....

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #586 on: July 26, 2015, 08:24:11 PM »
Video and story here too:
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2015/07/video_cleveland_browns_show_of.html

Cleveland Browns unveil progress of FirstEnergy Stadium Phase II renovations
Posted Jul 23, 2015
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Revamped venue ready for Dawg Pound on Aug. 13

Cleveland Browns team president Alec Scheiner on Thursday gave ClevelandBrowns.com a comprehensive tour of the club’s ongoing renovations at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Announced in Nov. 2013, Phase II of the two-year modernization primarily focuses on the interior and exterior design of the stadium and concourses, and it’s nearing completion.

In extensive surveys and meetings with fans, Scheiner and team owner Jimmy Haslam concluded FirstEnergy Stadium should reflect the city of Cleveland.

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #587 on: March 20, 2017, 11:40:16 PM »
Ever wonder why more non-Browns events aren't held at FirstEnergy Stadium?
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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #588 on: March 21, 2017, 08:07:50 AM »
concerts no longer are the draw they used to be. Plus, it is not that Cleveland is competing with Columbus and Cincinnati and Pittsburgh for concerts, but they are also competing with Cleveland for the large acts too.  Artists like U2 have a choice on where they want to play in Cleveland. Is it more profitable to play 3 shows in Quicken Loan arena, or they could also play a show at Progressive too when the Indians are out of town. I know Paul McCartney played a show a few years back at Great American in August when the Reds were out of town.  So First Energy is not the only game in town either anymore.




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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #589 on: March 21, 2017, 05:21:37 PM »
City-run venues are historically bad at attracting shows because they don't have the freedom to wheel-and-deal with promoters on rent, concessions sharing, rebates, and the like.

If you factor the CITY OF CLEVELAND into this, well, just imagine that nothing happens quickly and outside the lines of the jobs of those in charge.   Leaders like Frank Jackson will not help the cause either, unless you want to put a show on at a dirt track.   :-P

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #590 on: March 21, 2017, 06:42:39 PM »
At least CLE sold out the U2 show in only a few days...and while it's been 2 months since being announced (like Cleveland) the Pittsburgh show still has availability.


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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #591 on: September 07, 2017, 10:05:39 PM »
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170907/blogs06/134641/firstenergy-stadium-now-equipped-intels-freed-technology

A 2017 addition you might not notice at first is something that could add a Jabrill Peppers-sized pop to the viewing experience. FES is one of 11 stadiums that has been equipped with Intel's freeD technology.

The Browns' 18-year-old home has been equipped with 38 5K ultra-high-definition cameras that Intel says will "capture the greatest plays from every angle and create enhanced 360-degree highlights and immersive player perspectives."

If you're at the stadium on game day, that means better replays and closer views of the on-field action.

If you're among the many watching the game from home (or a bar), you can access and share the freeD technology via NFL.com, the NFL Mobile app, the league's YouTube channel and by checking out the Browns' digital offerings.




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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #592 on: March 13, 2018, 07:37:14 PM »
Downtown/Flats Design Review Case Report

FIRST ENERGY STADIUM MINOR REPAIRS

Back Return to Case List | Start Over | Print Report (PDF format)

Project Information

Downtown/Flats Case #  DF 2018-024

Address:   100 Alfred Lerner Way
Company:   City of Cleveland Division of Architecture
Architect:   Osborn Engineering/Western Specialty
Description:   
Demolish and replace existing pedestrian ramps. Demolish and replace expansion joints. Foundation waterproofing membrane west side. Misc. crack repair and painting.

http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview/brd/detailDR.php?ID=2727&CASE=DF%202018-024
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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #593 on: May 03, 2018, 09:45:03 AM »
Browns begin study of downtown development that could include new stadium
Pat McManamon
ESPN Staff Writer
May 3, 2018 9:00 AM ET

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns have begun long-term discussions about a development project that could include a substantially renovated stadium or a new facility at a different site in downtown Cleveland.

"We’re excited for the opportunity to be part of the conversation about downtown re-development," owner Dee Haslam said. "We should be part of the conversation in a bigger way, and I think we will be."

Speaking in her office at the team’s facility, Haslam said that she and the team are in the earliest stages of learning everything they can about a project that could take a decade or more before it comes to fruition.

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #594 on: May 03, 2018, 09:51:04 AM »
They need to focus on putting together a winning team first...They just did renovations and have plenty of developable land already around them. We need to crawl before we run...

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #595 on: May 03, 2018, 09:59:49 AM »
They need to focus on putting together a winning team first...They just did renovations and have plenty of developable land already around them. We need to crawl before we run...

The Browns lease at FES ends in a decade. It will take that long to put together the funding and construct a new stadium. Whatever your feelings for the Browns, a stadium doesn't belong on the lakefront. A multi-purpose, retractable roof facility needs to be built on the former Norfolk Southern intermodal yards, over the Rapid transit lines (with a station, of course), on the south side of the Inner Belt freeway.
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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #596 on: May 03, 2018, 10:12:36 AM »
Unlike ballparks and arenas, a football stadium's use is limited to (at best) 15-20 events per year, and even those events are just incentives to leave seas of parking around the stadium.  Even though that is the case in Cleveland, we actually have one of the best-connected stadiums in the NFL with some spillover to Warehouse District, East 9th and downtown hotels.

I'd welcome some additional development around Browns stadium, but i'm skeptical that A) a football stadium can help "anchor" anything, and B) that lakefront development can be successful without resolving the Shoreway issue.
The problem with adding a roof (other than cost and losing your team's local character), is that there is no guarantee it would actually make the facility more useful. There are so many NFL-sized indoor venues now that competing for events with established northern venues in Detroit, Indy and Minneapolis would be no slam dunk.

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #597 on: May 03, 2018, 10:25:22 AM »
Cleveland has demonstrated that we can compete with other cities. We need to think bigger and stop with the losing mentality. If it’s me, I’d move the stadium to the land across from Progressive Field and The Q, where it should’ve been had Art Modell not vetoed it from the get go. But it HAS to have a retractable roof. There’s no value to building a new football stadium without the retractable roof

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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #598 on: May 03, 2018, 10:26:18 AM »
The development comes from eliminating the stadium from the lakefront. It's a stadium that, because of its design, is limited in its use. The existing stadium restrains the utility of our lakefront.

But a stadium by itself doesn't preclude greater use, unless its design is hurried and faulty like ours. Cleveland had only four years to get a stadium funded and built. We got a piece of crap in a bad location as a result. It's time rectify that mistake.
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Re: Cleveland: FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, changes
« Reply #599 on: May 03, 2018, 10:27:37 AM »
Unlike ballparks and arenas, a football stadium's use is limited to (at best) 15-20 events per year, and even those events are just incentives to leave seas of parking around the stadium.  Even though that is the case in Cleveland, we actually have one of the best-connected stadiums in the NFL with some spillover to Warehouse District, East 9th and downtown hotels.

I'd welcome some additional development around Browns stadium, but i'm skeptical that A) a football stadium can help "anchor" anything, and B) that lakefront development can be successful without resolving the Shoreway issue.
The problem with adding a roof (other than cost and losing your team's local character), is that there is no guarantee it would actually make the facility more useful. There are so many NFL-sized indoor venues now that competing for events with established northern venues in Detroit, Indy and Minneapolis would be no slam dunk.

I think it’s safe to say a roof on the stadium would absolutely make the facility more useful, as the examples you’ve pointed out have shown.