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Browns 0-12 season has impact on downtown businesses

CLEVELAND--The Cleveland Browns are 0-12 and that losing record is not attracting as many fans downtown to watch the team play. It's noticeable at First Energy Stadium, but also in local bars.

Businesses like the The Corner Alley on E. 4th Street downtown have noticed the lack of home team fan excitement this season.

The operations manager there admits the turnout for Sunday games can be hit or miss and at this point business is dependent upon what's happening on other days of the week.

There is also patronage from the opposing team's fans during the Browns home game.

"New England traveled very well, Tennessee traveled very well Pittsburgh traveled very well.. probably Buffalo will travel well so it's more of the people we are going against that are turning out a little bit more than the Browns fans," said David Jersan, who has been with the establishment since the RNC came to town.

Business owners say that other weekend events also help to soften the blow of a slow Sunday.