Cleveland Police Remind Browns Fans of Muni Lot Rules Ahead of Home Opener

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Cleveland, OH - The Cleveland Division of Police have released rules and regulations for those planning to tailgate at the Muni Lot this Sunday, September 19, 2021 for the Cleveland Browns home opener. In a statement released by the department;

"If you plan to travel to the Muni Lot for tailgating, plan to arrive early. Traffic overflow will be directed to the industrial area beginning at East 38th Street and King Avenue. Motorists will be instructed by members of the Bureau of Traffic to line up on King Avenue eastbound to east 40th Street, then south on East 40th Street and west on Lakeside Avenue. Motorists awaiting entry to the lot shall not congregate on East 9th Street, the Shoreway, the South Marginal, East 55th Street nor St. Clair Avenue as these streets are major thoroughfares and must be left unrestricted. Motorists awaiting entry to the muni lot are reminded to be respectful of driveways and private property, to avoid disrupting traffic patterns and to park legally."

The following is a full list of Muni Lot tailgating rules and regulations for all 2021 Cleveland Browns home games.

1.        No open pit fires

2.        Propane grills only (No charcoal)

3.        No alcohol

4.        Saving spaces prohibited

5.        You will be charged for all parking spaces that you occupy

6.        No in & out privileges

7.        All litter must be dispensed in trash containers

8.        Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated

9.        Crossing the shoreway is prohibited

10.      No private latrines.

11.      Lanes must remain clear of activity at all times

Cleveland police say violation of these rules may result in fines and ejection from the premises.

Lot Operation and Fees 

During regular and pre-season weekend homes games, the municipal lot opens promptly at 7:00 am. For evening games, the eastern portion of the lot will open at noon for game day vehicles while the western portion of the lot will not be open to game day parking until 5:00 p.m. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before designated start times. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $25 dollars. You will be charged for all spaces that you occupy. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line-up or stage on the Shoreway before game time.

Alcohol and Safety 

Open containers, consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication are all prohibited inside the municipal lot. If you plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure that you have a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and if you see something, please say something.


There will be 48 portable restrooms, 50 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.


Parking restrictions are put in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game – typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. All associated fines and fees to have an automobile released must be done at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Road.

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