CLEVELAND -- A city design board unanimously approved preliminary renderings for changes to FirstEnergy Stadium Thursday morning. The modernization plan goes in front of the City Planning Commission Friday.
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Jim Banner first presented the ideas to the public Wednesday.
Thursday morning, project representatives presented a Request for Conceptual Approval at the Downtown/Flats Design Review District meeting.
John DeWine with Turner Construction and Don Williams, the project architect with Gensler, presented some of the same before and after images revealed by the team earlier.
Williams says the scoreboards will make FirstEnergy in a the top tier of NFL Stadiums. The shape, he says, is designed to be dynamic, not to look like the state of Tennessee as some Twitter conversations have asked.
The proposed scoreboards in each end zone would be 1500 square feet in size, and 56 feet closer to the center of the stadium and 32 feet lower to ground level. Williams says this will create a more intimate and high energy audio visual experience.
On Friday the team and designers will present to the full City Planning Commission beginning at 9 a.m.