Muni Lot Advisory Ahead of Browns Thursday Night Preseason Game

As the start of the 2017 Cleveland Browns season draws near, the City of Cleveland would like to welcome all fans, visitors, and guests to downtown Cleveland. In order to ensure that fans have an enjoyable and safe experience during Cleveland Browns home games this year, the City of Cleveland would like to remind fans of the following rules and regulations that will be in effect for game-day parking and tailgating.

For those are planning to use the municipal parking lot today for the Cleveland Browns preseason home game:

  • The eastern portion of the municipal lot opened at 10 a.m. for game day vehicles while the western portion of the lot will not be open to game day parking until 5 pm. No large vehicles (motor homes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before the respective times.
  • Security officers will be assigned to the lot to ensure that no vehicles attempt to enter 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.
  • The next home preseason game is on Sunday, August 21st and the same rules will be in effect.

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations:

The following is the full list of rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the municipal lot for all 2017 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.

  1. No open pit fires
  2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
  3. No alcohol
  4. Saving spaces prohibited
  5. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces
  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 (portable latrines are available in the lot).

Violation of these regulations may result in fines and ejection from the premises.  Additionally, below are answers to other common questions and information concerning tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot:

  • Lot Operation and Fees – This Thursday, August 18th, the eastern portion of the lot will open at 10:00 a.m. for gameday vehicles while the western portion of the lot will not be open to gameday parking until 5 p.m. No large vehicles (motor homes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before designated start times. The municipal lot opens promptly at 7 a.m. for all regular and pre-season season weekend home games.  The fee to park in the municipal lot is $25 dollars per parking space. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces. 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 inside the municipal lot. For those who plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure there is 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 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 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 Rd.
  • Traffic – Reminder that there will be parking restrictions beginning at 3 p.m. today on the following streets. Poles and meters will be marked and identify the times and duration of the restrictions. Also, as a traveling reminder Lakeside Avenue is currently undergoing resurfacing between East 9th Street and East 26th Street and only one-way traffic flowing West is open to the traveling public.

About Nancy Kelsey

Nancy Kelsey is the Social Media and Digital Communications Manager for the Mayor's Office of Communications at the City of Cleveland.

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