Municipal Lot Tailgating Rules and Restrictions

The Division of Police would like to remind fans that are planning to use the Municipal Parking Lot for this Thursday, August 28, 2014 Browns home game that the lot does not open for tailgating until 12:00pm. At 12:00pm, only the eastern portion of the lot will open for tailgating. At 5:30pm, the entire lot will open for tailgating. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the mentioned lots before their respective times.

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Security Officers will be assigned to the lot to ensure that no vehicles attempt to enter the lot prior to the designated times. The public is reminded that it is important to obey traffic laws and that no vehicles are permitted to park or stop on busy roadways. Cleveland Police Officers will be on scene before and during the opening of the Muni lot to ensure that parking and vehicular traffic laws are adhered to.

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations:

The following is the full list of rules and restrictions for tailgating activities in the Muni lot for all Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs throughout the lot.

1. No open pit fires
2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
3. No alcohol
4. Saving spaces prohibited
5. You will be charged for all parking spaces that you occupy
6. No in & out privileges
7. All liter must be dispensed in trash containers
8. Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated
9. Crossing the shoreway is prohibited
10. No private latrines

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Violation of the Muni lot rules and regulations may result in fines and ejection from the premises. Additionally, below are answers to other common questions and information regarding tailgating in the Muni lot:

Lot Operation and Fees – The lot opens promptly at 7:00 am for all regular and pre-season season weekend home games. Vehicles are not permitted to enter the premises before that time. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $20 dollars. You will be charged for all spaces that you occupy. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line-up or stage on the Shoreway before game time.

Alcohol and Safety – Open containers, consumption of alcohol and public intoxication are all prohibited in the Muni Lot. If you plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event always ensure you have a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and if you see something, please say something.

Sanitation – There will be 50 portable restrooms, 75 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the Muni lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.

Parking – Parking restrictions are put in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game – typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for bright neon signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. All associated fines and fees to have an automobile released must be done at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Road.

 

West 41st Street and West 44th Street Resurfacing Project

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, weather permitting, asphalt resurfacing will commence on West 41st Street and West 44th Street from Storer Avenue to Bush Avenue. During these resurfacing operations, one northbound traffic lane on West 41st and one southbound traffic lane on West 44th Street will be maintained for the duration of this work period; no detour is expected. 

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The West 41st Street and West 44th Street resurfacing project will focus on asphalt roadway removal and replacement. Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction and on-street parking will be prohibited. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise West 41st Street and West 44th Street traffic of construction.

The West 41st Street and West 44th Street resurfacing project is scheduled for completion in October, 2014.

Mayor Jackson Declares August 23, 2014 as “Gladiators Day” in the City of Cleveland

In recognition of the Cleveland Gladiators accomplishments and trip to ArenaBowl XXVII, Mayor Frank G. Jackson has declared Saturday, August 23, 2014 as “Gladiators Day” in the City of Cleveland.

Mayor Jackson Declares August 23rd as “Gladiators Day” in the City of Cleveland

Read the proclamation below: 

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“Whereas, on behalf of the citizens of the City of Cleveland, I am honored to offer this Proclamation designating August 23, 2014 as Cleveland Gladiators Day in Cleveland; and,

Whereas, on August 23, 2014, the Cleveland Gladiators will take on the Arizona Rattlers at Quicken Loans Arena in pursuit of their quest to become Arena Football League (AFL) champions and victors of ArenaBowl XXVII;
and,

Whereas, led by Head Coach, Steve Thonn, the Cleveland Gladiators finished the 2014 regular season with a 17-1 record, setting a new AFL record for regular season victories. This record included six wins on the final play of the game and nine wins decided by one touchdown or less; and,

Whereas, the Cleveland Gladiators’ defense finished the season allowing only 43.4 points scored per game – 3rd overall in the league; 273.3 yards per game – 7th overall in the league; and, 5.8 yards per play – 2nd overall in the league; and,

Whereas, the Cleveland Gladiators’ offense finished the season scoring 55.1 points per game and averaged 290.7 total
yards of offense per game. The offense was led by Quarterback, Shane Austin, who ranked in the Top 5 of Quarterbacks for the season with total offense of 4,016 yards, 100 total touchdowns, and a passing efficiency rate of 115.9; and,

Whereas, the Cleveland Gladiators advanced to ArenaBowl XXVII by defeating the Philadelphia Soul by a score of 37-39 and the Orlando Predators by a score of 46-56. The City of Cleveland supports the Cleveland Gladiators and wishes them the best in ArenaBowl XXVII.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Frank G. Jackson, the 56th Mayor of the City of Cleveland, do hereby offer this Proclamation designating Saturday, August 23, 2014, as Cleveland Gladiators Day. I invite all Clevelanders to take this opportunity to demonstrate their pride and support of the Cleveland Gladiators.”

Grand Opening of League Park

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Mayor Frank G. Jackson will join other officials, sports figures, and members of the community as the City of Cleveland announces the opening of historic League Park. The opening ceremony will include the unveiling of the Fannie M. Lewis sculpture, the League Park ribbon cutting, an appearance by the Cleveland Blues Vintage baseball team, a Home Run Derby, and many events and activities for people of all ages.

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WHO:      

Mayor Frank G. Jackson

TJ Dow, Cleveland City Councilman Ward 7

Senator Sherrod Brown

Andre Thornton, Master of Ceremonies

Michael Cox, Director of Public Works

WHAT:    

Grand Opening Ceremony for League Park

WHEN:    

Saturday, August 23, 2014  – 1:00 pm

WHERE:  

E 66th St & Lexington Ave

Cleveland, OH 44103

City of Cleveland encourages Game Day Safety

As football season returns, the City of Cleveland would like for all fans and visitors to have a safe, enjoyable experience at every Cleveland Browns home game; this includes traveling to and from FirstEnergy Stadium, tailgating, and parking in downtown Cleveland.

“Whether you plan on heading straight to the game or tailgating, we want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe time when they come downtown,” said Michael McGrath, Director of Public Safety. “When you have tens of thousands of people converging on one area of the city in a short period of time, there’s always the potential for any multitude of traffic hazards and we want to mitigate those concerns.”

To accomplish that goal, the City of Cleveland is increasing its efforts to improve the flow of traffic, minimize the risk for pedestrian/vehicle accidents and offer a fun, safe tailgating experience.

Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic – Pedestrian Bridge

The Division of Police and the Division of Traffic Engineering have developed a plan to move traffic more efficiently prior to and after every Cleveland Browns home game. The first portion of this plan involves keeping the pedestrian bridge (see attached map) closed indefinitely. The pedestrian bridge is closed throughout the year except for the 10 Cleveland Browns home games. By keeping the bridge closed, the Division of Traffic Engineering will be able to implement a safer pedestrian route to FirstEnergy Stadium and improve the traffic flow around the stadium. Signage will be posted to notify the public of the bridge closure and to redirect them towards alternate routes along East 9th Street or West 3rd Street.

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In addition to public safety improvements, dividing the pedestrian traffic from the vehicular traffic allows for a free flow of vehicular traffic in and out of the parking areas before and after games.

  • To access the stadium from the Huntington parking garage, fans should exit and head towards West 3rd Street then head north to the southwest and northwest gates of the stadium.
  • To access the stadium from Willard parking garage, fans are encouraged to exit the garage and head towards East 9th Street, then towards Erieside Avenue, then towards the southeast and northeast gates of the stadium.

Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic – Traffic Control  

In addition to the closure of the pedestrian bridge, the Division of Traffic Engineering has redesigned various traffic control measures to improve safety and walkability during game day.

  • Alternative Traffic Routing – West 25th Street, Superior Avenue, Prospect Avenue, East 14th Street and East 18th Street will now be a part of the game day traffic plan with added signage and signal timing changes.
  • Redirection of traffic along the Marginal roadways – Traffic will be able access I-90 at East 55th. Traffic will not be permitted to access East 9th Street from the Marginal so as to not conflict with pedestrian traffic.
  • Pedestrian fencing – Additional fencing will be added to prohibit pedestrians from walking onto the Shoreway or Shoreway ramps
  • Police officers and traffic controllers – The following intersections will now be staffed with traffic controllers: West 9th Street and St. Clair Avenue, West 9th Street and Superior Avenue, West 6th Street and St. Clair Avenue, West 6th Street and Superior Avenue, West 25th Street and Detroit, and all Muni Lot access driveways to and from the Shoreway. In addition to these intersections, all driveway access points to North Marginal Road from the Coast Guard Station and Burke Airport will be staffed.

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Click here to view all Municipal Parking Lot Rules & Regulations 

The Cleveland Division of Police and Department of Public Works endeavor to provide all visitors and patrons of every Cleveland Browns home football game with a safe and   family-friendly environment before, during, and after game time. For many Browns football fans, tailgating is a popular event all around the City, especially inside the City’s municipal parking lot off of the east Shoreway (Muni Lot).

Due to the safety challenges and concerns associated with tailgating on public property, the Cleveland Division of Police and Department of Public Works have implemented the following rules and procedures to create a secure event inside the Muni Lot. These rules and procures will be in effect at all home games. On Saturday, August 23, 2014, tailgating start time will be 7:00 a.m.  Please note: No tailgating is permitted in the Willard parking garage behind City Hall.

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  • Lot Operation and Fees – the Muni Lot opens promptly at 7:00 am for all regular and pre-season season weekend home games. Vehicles are not permitted to enter the premises before that time.  The fee to park in the municipal lot is $20 dollars. You will be charged for all spaces that you occupy. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line-up or stage on the Shoreway before game time.
  • Alcohol and Safety – Open containers, consumption of alcohol and public intoxication are all prohibited in the Muni Lot. If you plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event always ensure you have a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and if you see something, please say something.
  • Sanitation – There will be 50 portable restrooms, 75 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the Muni lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.
  • Parking – Parking restrictions are put in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game – typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for bright neon signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. All associated fines and fees to have an automobile released must be done at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Road.

East 6th Street and St. Clair Avenue Resurfacing Project

On Monday August 18, weather permitting, work will begin on the East 6th Street and St. Clair Avenue resurfacing project. This resurfacing project will be conducted in two phases and is scheduled to be completed on October 24, 2014.

East 6th Street and St. Clair Avenue Resurfacing Project

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Phase I (August 18, 2014 – September 24, 2014):

Phase I of the project involves the resurfacing of East 6th Street (Lakeside Avenue to Superior Avenue) and the resurfacing of St. Clair Avenue (East 6th Street to Ontario Street). On East 6th Street, traffic will be maintained in one lane, each direction, on the west side of the roadway, both northbound and southbound, during all construction on the east side of the roadway. Once construction on the east side of the roadway is completed, work will be shifted onto the west side of the roadway and traffic will be maintained on the east side.

On St. Clair Avenue, traffic will be maintained in one lane, each direction, on the north side of the roadway, both eastbound and westbound, during all construction on the south side of the roadway. Once construction on the south side of the roadway is completed, work will be shifted onto the north side of the roadway and traffic will be maintained on the south side.

Phase II (September 25, 2014 – October 24, 2014):

Phase II of the project involves additional resurfacing of St. Clair Avenue (Ontario Street to West 9th Street). On St. Clair Avenue, traffic will be maintained in one lane, each direction, on the north side of the road way, both eastbound and westbound, while construction is occurring on the south side of the roadway. Once construction on the south side of the roadway is completed, work will be shifted onto the north side of the roadway and traffic will be maintained on the south side.

Improvements to both East 6th Street and St. Clair Avenue will include grinding and the installment of 3 inches of asphalt, base repairs, and upgrading ADA compliant ramps where needed.

PCU (Portable Camera Unit) Locations 08/14/2014 – 09/04/2014

The following will be active locations for the city’s Portable Camera Units (PCUs) beginning Thursday, August 14, 2014. Legislation passed in May, 2013  increased the number of fixed camera sites from 24 to 49 and increased portable sites from 6 to 15. These locations will be active from August 14 to September 4, 2014.

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  • 4100 Block of Superior Avenue
  • 6800 Block of Franklin Boulevard
  • 2400 Block of East 55th Street
  • 7800 Block of St. Clair Avenue
  • 11400 Block of Edgewater Drive
  • 4300 Block of Payne Avenue
  • 5300 Block of Lorain Avenue
  • 8500 Block of Hough Avenue
  • 7000 Block of Bessermer Avenue
  • 2940 Martin Luther King Drive
  • 12500 Block of Berea Road
  • 4900 Block of Rocky River Drive
  • 4100 Block of West 150th Street
  • 6517 Denison Avenue
  • 612 Spring Road