Information For Browns Fans Coming Downtown For Thursday Night Football

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CLEVELAND - The city of Cleveland knows Browns fans will always show up to the games. The Browns play the Steelers tonight, in primetime. Below are some guidelines that Cleveland has put out for tonight's game.

Parking/Traffic Information and Municipal Lot Rules and Reminders for Cleveland Browns Home Games 


On Thursday, September 22, 2022, the Cleveland Browns will host the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m.  

Browns Game Day Road Closures 

All freeway exits around FirstEnergy Stadium will be closed by 6 p.m.

Traffic around the stadium will be limited to Browns Pass holders and drop-offs for individuals with disabilities. Pass holders and drop-offs will only be able to reach the stadium using the North Marginal westbound from East 55th Street.  

Ramps remain closed until after the end of the game. East 9th and West 3rd will open after the start of the game and reclose at the end.  

All closure times depend on the volume of pedestrian traffic and can be adjusted as needed by the Cleveland Division of Police Bureau of Traffic. 


Violation of these rules may result in fines and ejection from the premises. 


Lot Operation and Fees  

During regular weekend home games, the municipal lot opens promptly at 5 a.m. 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 p.m. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before designated start times. The fee for parking in the municipal lot is $30 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. The Cleveland Police non-emergency number is 216-621-1234. 


There will be 48 portable restrooms, 50 trash cans, and three 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. 

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Parking restrictions are put in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game. For the Sept. 22 game, parking restrictions are in place from 4 p.m. until midnight. 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 paid at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Road.   


Municipal Lot Times and reminders 

The Muni Lot will open at 12 noon on Sept. 22, 2022.  

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations 

The following are rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the municipal lot for all 2022 Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs. 

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 

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