Excitement and Anticipation Surround Cleveland Browns First 2018 Regular Season Home Game

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Municipal Parking Lot and Parking Restrictions

CLEVELAND – To ensure visitors and residents in downtown Cleveland have an enjoyable and safe experience during the Cleveland Browns home opener Sunday, Sept. 9, the City of Cleveland reminds fans of the regulations in effect for game-day parking and tailgating.

For those using the Municipal Parking Lot on game day:

    • Lot opens at 7 a.m. for game day vehicles. 
    • Security officers assigned to the lot will help ensure no vehicles enter prior 7 a.m. 
    • It is important to obey traffic laws. No vehicles are permitted to park or stop on busy roadways.
    • The Browns game begins at 1 p.m. 

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations

A list of regulations for tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot for all 2018 Cleveland Browns home games is below. Rules will be distributed to all vehicles entering the lot and will be posted on various signs.

Violation of these regulations may result in fines and ejection from the premises:

    1. No open pit fires 
    2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
    3. No alcohol 
    4. Saving spaces is prohibited 
    5. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces 
    6. No in and 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. Walk to the East 9th Street crosswalk. 
    10. Private latrines are not permitted (portable latrines are available in the lot)

Below is additional information on tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot:

    • Lot Operation and Fees – For Sunday games the Municipal Parking Lot will open at 7 a.m. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $25 per parking space. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces. 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. For those who plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure there is a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and “if you see something, please say something.”
    • Sanitation - There will be 47 portable restrooms, 75 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. 
    • Parking – Parking restrictions will be 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 paid at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Rd.
    • Traffic – Reminder that parking restrictions begin at 10 a.m. for the Browns game. Poles will be marked identifying the times and duration of the restrictions for the Browns game.
    • Road Closures – Some road closures will occur prior to game time. A full list of closures and times is available here.

Getting Downtown on RTA 

Avoid traffic and parking by taking RTA which offers riders direct service to Downtown and First Energy Stadium. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the shops, food and entertainment opportunities available before and after the game.

About the City of Cleveland

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