CLEVELAND — There’s excitement in the air as the Browns take on the Steelers Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Before you head downtown to watch the game, there are a few things the City of Cleveland wants you to keep in mind.
The competition may be hot, but the weather is not. For most of the day, expect temperatures will stay in the 30s.
The eastern portion of the Muni-Lot will open at 2 p.m. for game-day vehicles. The western part of the lot won’t open until 5 p.m.
Security officers will be assigned at the lot to make sure there are no vehicles entering before the designated time.
No open pit fires
Propane grills only (No charcoal)
Saving spaces prohibited
Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces
No in & out privileges
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)
Per the City of Cleveland, here are answers to commons questions and info about tailgating.
• Lot Operation and Fees – On Nov. 14, the eastern portion of the lot will open at 2 p.m. for game-day vehicles while the western portion of the lot will not be open to game-day parking until 5 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 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 permitted entrance times.
• 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. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before leaving 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.
How to watch
The Browns aren't the only professional team playing at home Thursday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers play the Miami Heat at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 6 p.m. Be sure to get to either game early if you don't want to miss the action and get stuck in traffic.