Everything you need to know about the Browns preseason home opener

Everything you need to know about the Browns preseason home opener
Posted at 2:14 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 15:32:07-04

Two games. Two teams. One city. That's what will happen on Friday as thousands of fans head downtown for the Browns preseason home opener game and the Indians game.

The Indians host the Baltimore Orioles at 7:10 p.m. The Browns will host the Bills at 7:30 p.m.

Due to the times of the games, don't forget about the daily Downtown Cleveland traffic and the traffic on the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway (Route 2) as construction and lane closures continue.

If you plan on using the municipal lot parking:

  • The eastern portion of the muni lot will open at 10 a.m. for game-day vehicles while the western portion of the lots will not be open to game-day parking until 5 p.m.
  • Lots managed by the City of Cleveland located around the stadium will be pass-only lots, outside of ADA needs. There will be no cash parking in these locations. Fans can use the Browns mobile app to access WAZE for a list of cash parking lots.
  • Parking spaces in nearby parking garages and lots can be reserved through ParkMobile.
  • The RTA will extend the Waterfront Rail Line until midnight for the Browns game.

Rules to keep in mind for tailgating at Municipal Parking Lot:

  • No open pit fires

  • Propane grills only (No charcoal)

  • No alcohol

  • Saving spaces prohibited

  • Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces

  • No in & out privilege

  • All litter must be dispensed in trash containers

  • Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated

  • Crossing the Shoreway is prohibited

  • No private latrines (portable latrines are available in the lot)

Browns fans are encouraged to access their tickets through Browns mobile ticketing on the team's mobile app. To make sure entry to the game goes smoothly and quickly, keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you have the most recent app downloaded.
  • Add your tickets to the cell phone's mobile wallet beforehand.
  • Have your cell phone in hand with the ticket visible when approaching the stadium.

Before you decide to drive or take public transportation into downtown, keep the following parking restrictions in mind.

The following parking restrictions will begin at 4 p.m. ahead of the Indians game:

  • Prospect Avenue from Ontario Street to East 14th Street (Both sides)
  • Huron Road from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue (Both sides)
  • Erie Court and Sumner Avenue (Both sides)
  • East 9th Street from Euclid Avenue to Carnegie Avenue (Both sides)
  • East 4th Street from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road (Both sides)
  • East 2nd Street from High Street to Prospect Avenue (Both sides)

The following restrictions will be in place for the Browns game:

  • W 9th Street from Superior to Front Street (both sides)
  • W. 3rd Street from Superior to Stadium (both sides)
  • Summit from W. 3rd Street to W. 9th Street (both sides)
  • Lakeside Avenue from e. 9th Street to W. 6th Street (North side Only)
  • Lakeside Avenue from W. 6th Street to Ontario ( South side only)
  • E. 9th Street from Carnegie to Erieside Avenue (both sides)
  • Erieside Avenue from Stadium to E. 9th Street (South side only)
  • Al Learner Way from W. 3rd Street to Erieside Avenue (both sides)
  • St Clair Avenue from E. 9th Street to W. 9th Street (both sides)
  • St. Clair Avenue from E. 9th Street to E. 12th Street (South side only)
  • Carnegie Avenue from E. 9th Street to E. 14th Street (South side only)

And, ladies, don't forget about the clear-bag policy. It is recommended that fans do not bring bags to games, but if they need to, they should bring a clear plastic bag no bigger than 12 inches by six inches by 12 inches. Other, non-clear bags should be about the size of a hand. Backpacks, purses or other bags that do not meet these qualifications are strictly prohibited.

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