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Cleveland Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium to get modernized look in Phase II upgrades

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CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Browns have started the second phase of renovations to FirstEnergy Stadium.

Last year, the team added two huge video boards and added seats to the lower bowl.

“The elements we installed during Phase I of the modernization project significantly impacted the Dawg Pound’s experience at FirstEnergy Stadium, as well as our team’s home-field advantage in 2014,” team president Alec Scheiner said in a news release on Wednesday.

“We are eager to make these additional design improvements and reward our fans and Cleveland with a premier NFL stadium and experience.”

During this off-season, the Browns are remodeling dining areas and concession stands, while adding food from Cleveland’s celebrity chefs. That means Michael Symon’s B Spot, Rocco Whalen’s Great Lakes Cheesesteaks, Jonathon Sawyer’s Sausage and Peppers and Chris Odgson’s Downtown Dogs will be on the 100 and 500 levels.

In addition to the cuisine-related changes, lighting, signage and way-finding will also get upgrades. The team said club seats and suites will be modernized at the 16-year-old stadium.

For more on the FirstEnergy Stadium renovations, click here.

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