CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Browns Stadium is getting a touch up, thanks to a $5.8 million check from the City of Cleveland.
The city and the Browns have a 30 year lease that sets aside $850,000 a year for stadium repairs, but the Browns asked for $5.8 all at once this year, insisting that the stadium needed repairs immediately.
The 12-year-old stadium on the lake has its downfalls, like cracked and eroded cement and rusting seat uprights from Cleveland's harsh wind, rain and snow.
Construction crews started on Friday removing club level seating and repairing cracks in the cement.
Platform Cement and Suburban Maintenance have agreed to work together on the project.
The goal is to finish repairs by July 20, nine days before the Browns host a Kenny Chesney concert.