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Watch live: Cleveland City Council to discuss $12 million in repairs to FirstEnergy Stadium

At a virtual meeting on Wednesday, the Cleveland City Council will discuss an ordinance putting $12 million in repairs into FirstEnergy Stadium.
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An archive image inside FirstEnergy Stadium as the Cleveland Browns played the Tennessee Titans in September 2015.

CLEVELAND — When the Cleveland City Council holds its virtual meeting on Wednesday, it will address two matters of interest relating to the Cleveland Browns.

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According to an agenda for the meeting, the council will discuss an emergency ordinance calling for the authorization of $12 million in repairs to FirstEnergy Stadium.

A purpose of the ordinance reads: "The lease agreement, in Ordinance No. 1578-13 passed November 25, 2013, authorized an agreement between the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Browns Stadium to make capital repairs and improvements to the First Energy Stadium to maintain the structure and to preserve its usefulness as a sports facility.  The City also agreed to deposit funds into a Capital Repair Fund to be used exclusively for these repairs."

The proposed repairs include:

  • Full replacement of pedestrian ramps
  • Replace Domestic Hot Water Tanks
  • Install chiller lines to South end of Stadium
  • Replace walk-in cooler and freezer compressors
  • Replace Stadium Lighting Control System – Micro-lite
  • Replace corroded Fire Sprinkler lines
  • Replace full depth of concrete slab
  • Patch overhead and vertical concrete surfaces
  • Patch and repair horizontal concrete surfaces
  • Structural crack repair
  • Non-structural crack repair

Additionally, the Cleveland City Council will also discuss an emergency ordinance calling for "the demolition and removal of Docks 30 and 32 warehouse" at the North Coast Harbor in order to build a stage for the 2021 NFL Draft.


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