(Cleveland) - The Browns have released details about their plan to renovate FirstEnergy Stadium.
At a meeting with season ticket holders and the media, team owner Jimmy Haslam said that when he took over the Browns he promised to improve the team and the fan experience.
With FirstEnergy Stadium now 15 years old, Haslam said it is time for an upgrade.
The $120 million dollar proposal includes adding two new giant scoreboard displays, that are 3 times larger than the current structures.
Several thousand seats will have to removed, but some would be relocated to the lower level. Concession areas and suites would be upgraded, and two new escalators are to added to improve fan access.
Browns CEO Joe Banner
The improvements will take about 2 years to complete with work beginning in January. Brown CEO Joe Banner said the City of Cleveland will be asked to assist with funding.
However, he declined to explain neither how much the city will be asked to contribute, nor how much the Browns will pay, but Banner claimed the team's contribution will be significant.
The Browns will meet with the Mayor Frank Jackson, the city planning commission, and the Design Review Advisory Committee.
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