100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Cleveland Browns Stadium is a stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and is the home of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. Also informally known as The Factory of Sadness amongst Browns fans, it is located at North Coast Harbor, near the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The stadium sits on 31 acres of land between Lake Erie and Cleveland Memorial Shoreway (Ohio State Route 2). It has a capacity of over 73,200. The stadium hosts other events, such as college and high school football games, soccer games, and concerts.
Cleveland Browns Stadium sits on the former site of Cleveland Municipal Stadium, which was the team's home for 49 years. Ironically, Browns owner Art Modell moved the franchise to Baltimore (and ultimately became the Baltimore Ravens) because he said the city would not refurbish Cleveland Municipal Stadium, which caused the city to build the new stadium. As part of the deal with the National Football League to reactivate the Browns, the city of Cleveland tore down Cleveland Stadium after the 1996 season to make room for the new facility. Debris from the former stadium was submerged in Lake Erie and now serves as an artificial reef.