Browns hope to add more field level seating at FirstEnergy Stadium for 2023 season

CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – The Browns hope to add more field level seating at FirstEnergy Stadium for the 2023 season.

The team sent an email out to season ticket holders Thursday announcing that they are “working on a plan” to introduce more of the seats, which debuted last season and sold out.

The NFL must approve all changes that impact the area that surrounds the playing field, and the Browns are in the process of acquiring those approvals from the league office before they can implement the addition of more field level seats.

In 2022, the Browns added a total of 92 field level seats on the west end as well as northeast and southeast corners of the field level in front of the seating bowl wall.

Any seat additions would likely come on the north and south ends of the stadium where there is the most room available.

The Browns are also working on access for field level seat ticket holders to an “all-inclusive amenities in a climate-controlled club,” but the details of what that will entail remain in the planning stages.

The Browns current stadium lease expires after the 2028 season and the team is balancing improving fan amenities with their long-term planning – either at the existing stadium or a new venue.

Both the team and city of Cleveland are engaged in separate comprehensive studies to determine the condition and long-term viability of FirstEnergy Stadium, which opened in 1999 and underwent a $120 million renovation over two years from 2014-2015.

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