New security protocols put in place to get into FirstEnergy Stadium for Browns games

Posted at 7:07 AM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 07:46:46-04

Downtown Cleveland will be busy Thursday with two games and Paul McCartney in town, but if you are going to see the Browns you will need to know about new security measures put in place to get into FirstEnergy Stadium. 

Fans attending Browns games will now need to remove their cell phones, cameras and other large metal objects to hold them over their heads during screening. Hats will also need to be removed before walking through new metal detectors at the stadium.

Keys, wallets and belts will not need to be removed. 

FE Stadium Rules

More to know for Browns fans planning to tailgate before attending Thursday's game:

  • The Muni Lot will open at 10 a.m.
  • Western portions of the Muni Lot will not open until 5 p.m.
  • Parking in the Muni Lot is $25
  • As usual, alcohol is not allowed in the Muni Lot

And, don't forget about the NFL's new clear bag policy for the season. Only clear tote bags and small clutch purses will be allowed into the stadium. All other bags are prohibited by the policy. 

Click here for more information on the rules of tailgating in the Muni Lot before Browns games.

Thursday's game will be the second preseason game for the team. The Browns lost to the Green Bay Packers in the first preseason game on Aug. 12, 17-11.

This will also be the first home game for the Browns newest starting quarterback Robert Griffin III.