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Cleveland Browns Tickets - Description
The Cleveland Browns began their history as a founding member of the All-America Football Conference in 1946 and eventually became an NFL franchise when the two leagues merged in 1950. The Cleveland Browns share a strange history with the Baltimore Ravens. In 1995, then-owner Art Modell announced his plans to relocate the franchise to Baltimore. All of the current players would play for Baltimore, although the name "Cleveland Browns," along with the history and archives of the Browns, would remain in Cleveland. After a three-year period in which no football was played in Cleveland, Cleveland was gifted another NFL franchise, and a special expansion draft was held to fill its roster. The current owner of the Browns, Randy Lerner, is also the Chairman of Aston Villa, an English Premier League team. Control of the Browns passed to Randy Lerner when his father, the previous owner, died in the year 2000.
Watching the Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns play at Cleveland Browns Stadium, which is located right off of Lake Erie. Not only are there several shopping centers close to the stadium, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center are nearby as well. One of the most well-known seating areas in the stadium is called the "Dawg Pound," which is home to some of the most passionate fans in the NFL. The stadium is also home to "Brownstown," which is an indoor tailgating facility that opens two hours before kickoff and stays open through the course of the game.
Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium
Like the Cleveland Municipal Stadium before it, the Cleveland Browns Stadium is located on 31 acres at the edge of Lake Erie. The 73,200 person capacity arena hosted its first game on September 12, 1999. Since then, the stadium has not only served as the home of the Cleveland Browns games, but it also hosts the Ohio Classic, the Patriot Bowl, soccer games and concerts. One of the few NFL stadiums that has not sold its naming rights, the Cleveland Browns Stadium is famous for its Dawg Pound, a 10,644-seat area where fans have earned a notorious reputation for their fervent passion about the game.
Cleveland Browns 2011 Team Outlook
With 1,654 yards and 13 touchdowns, running back Peyton Hills was a fairly strong player for the Browns last season, and quarterback Colt McCoy did quite well for a rookie. These players have the potential to do even better next season, which could help the team's offensive game in 2011. On the defensive side, the Browns made some promising draft picks with Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard, who should make an immediate impact on the team's front line, and Jordan Cameron, who is an outstanding athlete even though he's inexperienced at football. Overall, there is reason to hope that the team will improve in the coming season.