FirstEnergy Stadium Facelift Begins

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CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Let the FirstEnergy Stadium facelift begin.

FOX 8 News found work crews and equipment descend on the 15-year-old structure on Monday morning, as the multi-million dollar renovation project got underway.

Construction teams were seen inside and outside of the stadium erecting a chain-link fence and using a forklift to move heavy equipment into place for the huge undertaking.

Rob McBurnett, Coordinator of Communications for the Browns, explained preliminary work started days after the Browns final regular season game back on December 15.

This week work crews will disconnect both scoreboards, strip down plumbing systems, and make way for an industrial crane to begin the demolition of certain areas in the lower bowl.

The Browns management, ultimately hopes, to make upgrades in audio/video quality, create more signage space for advertisements, and improve the overall fan experience.

The work is expected to last through the spring.

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