CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns want the City of Cleveland to pay seven years of repairs for Browns Stadium in one $5.8 million installment now.
Mayor Frank Jackson's team is on board with the idea and will seek to get it passed by Cleveland City Council.
By terms of the 1996 contract, the city now pays $850,00 per year for repairs using "sin tax" dollars. The Browns want seven years of payments lumped together, claiming making repairs now will be cheaper than delaying them.
Money would be used to refurbish club seats, waterproof concrete and fix ramps and walkways.
The Browns have previously put $75 million plus into stadium repairs and enhancements.