Cleveland Browns Want Millions Worth Of Stadium Upgrades

Nov 14, 2013

The Cleveland Browns have released a proposal to modernize and upgrade their downtown stadium.

The stadium was built with revenue from a "sin tax" approved by Cuayhoga County voters. The team estimates the two-year construction plan, which includes the installation of giant scoreboards and a reduction of 3 thousand seats will cost 120 million dollars. Billionaire Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says the team is getting a loan from the NFL to cover half the cost of the upgrades, but is not saying how the rest of the upgrades will be funded.

Browns CEO Joe Banner says the team will present its proposal to Cleveland City Council today.