Muni Lot and Parking Restrictions Advisory for Monday Night Browns Home Game

On Monday, December 20, 2021, the Cleveland Browns will host the Las Vegas Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.  The game was originally scheduled for December 18, 2021 and was rescheduled by the National Football League.

City of Cleveland Facilities

As a result of the Browns game on Dec. 20, 2021, City facilities located downtown ( City Hall, Public Utilities, Cleveland Public Power, etc.) will close at 1 p.m. All City employees will be dismissed at that time.

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 Road.  

Those intending to come downtown to attend the game or to watch the game in an area establishment are reminded of some lot closures that may impact parking. The parking lots located at Superior Avenue and West 3rd Street are closed due to construction.  (One parking lot is located on the east side of West 3rd Street, the other is located on the west side of West 3rd Street.)  In addition, as this game occurs on a work day, downtown parking will be at a premium.

Muni Lot Times and Reminders for Thursday, October 21, 2021 Browns Home Game:

The Muni Lot will open at noon on Monday, December 20, 2021 to tailgaters.   If you plan to travel to the Muni Lot for tailgating, plan to arrive early.  Traffic overflow will be directed to the industrial area beginning at East 38th Street and King Avenue.  Motorists will be instructed by members of the Bureau of Traffic to line up on King Avenue eastbound to east 40th Street, then south on East 40th Street and west on Lakeside Avenue.  Motorists awaiting entry to the lot shall not congregate on East 9th Street, the Shoreway, the South Marginal, East 55th Street nor St. Clair Avenue as these streets are major  thoroughfares and must be left unrestricted.  Motorists awaiting entry to the muni lot are reminded to be respectful of driveways and private property,  to avoid disrupting traffic patterns and to park legally. 

 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 2021Cleveland 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.         You will be charged for all parking spaces that you occupy

6.         No in & out privileges

7.         All litter 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.

11.       Lanes must remain clear of activity at all times

Violation of these rules may result in fines and ejection from the premises.

Below are answers to other common questions and information concerning tailgating activities in the lot:

Lot Operation and Fees 

During regular and pre-season weekend homes games, the municipal lot opens promptly at 7:00 am. For evening games, the eastern portion of the lot will open at noon for game day vehicles while the western portion of the lot will not be open to game day parking until 5:00 p.m. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before designated start times. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $25 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 inside the municipal lot. If you plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure that you have a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and if you see something, please say something.

Sanitation

There will be 48 portable restrooms, 50 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the 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.