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Mayor approves $12 million in First Energy Stadium repairs, maintenance

Posted at 6:20 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 18:20:33-05

CLEVELAND — Mayor Frank Jackson approved the allocation of $12 million for repairs at First Energy Stadium, including repairs to the stadium's electrical and plumbing infrastructure, as well as replacing pedestrian ramps.

Although the repairs aren't likely to have a profound impact on the fan experience on game days, the updates are required under the city's lease with the Browns, city officials said.

The proposed repairs also include the replacement of hot water tanks; the installation of chiller lines to the south end of the stadium; the replacement of compressors in walk-in coolers and freezers; the replacement of the stadium's lighting control system; the replacement of corroded fire sprinkler lines as well as the patching and replacing of structural and non-structural concrete.

City Council unanimously voted in favor of the legislation last Thursday, before sending it over to the mayor.

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