Excitement and Anticipation Surround Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians Thursday Night Home Games

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Municipal Parking Lot and Parking Restrictions Announced

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland would like to welcome all fans, visitors and guests to Downtown Cleveland. In order to ensure that fans have an enjoyable and safe experience during Cleveland Browns home games this year, the City of Cleveland would like to remind fans of the following rules and regulations that will be in effect for game-day parking and tailgating.

For those planning to use the municipal parking lot: 

    • The eastern portion of the municipal lot will open at 10 a.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.
    • Security officers will be assigned to the lot to ensure that no vehicles attempt to enter prior to the designated times. The public is reminded that it is important to obey traffic laws and that no vehicles are permitted to park or stop on busy roadways.
    • On Thursday, Sept. 20th the Cleveland Indians play the Chicago White Sox at 7:10 p.m. The Cleveland Browns host the New York Jets at First Energy Stadium starting at 8:20 p.m.
    • Ride RTA  for convenient service to either Progressive Field or to the First Energy Stadium. RTA will extend the Waterfront Rail line until midnight for the Brown’s game. The RTA Walkway opens three hours prior to the baseball game for easy access to the ballpark from Tower City. All rail service runs until at least midnight or for an hour after the games end. Visit www.riderta.com for complete schedules and route information. Use the RTA mobile ticketing app to purchase your $5.50 All-Day pass on your mobile device in advance. Or purchase a $5 cash, round-trip ticket at select Red Line, Tower City or Waterfront Line stations.

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations:

The following is the full list of rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the municipal lot for all 2018 Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs. 

    1. No open pit fires 
    2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
    3. No alcohol 
    4. Saving spaces prohibited 
    5. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces 
    6. No in & out privileges 
    7. All liter must be dispensed in trash containers 
    8. Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated 
    9. Crossing the Shoreway is prohibited 
    10. No private latrines (portable latrines are available in the lot). 

Violation of these regulations may result in fines and ejection from the premises.  Additionally, below are answers to other common questions and information concerning tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot:

  • Lot Operation and Fees – This Thursday, September 20th, the eastern portion of the lot will open at 10 a.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 game time. 
  • 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. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave 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 and poles 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 paid at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Rd.
  • Traffic – Reminder that parking restrictions begin at 4 p.m. Poles will be marked to identify the times and duration of the restrictions for both the Indians and the Browns Games.

About the City of Cleveland 

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.

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