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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns have released updated information, guidelines and tips for those heading downtown for Monday Night Football.

Here’s what you’ll need to know:

All freeway exits around FirstEnergy Stadium will be closed by 6 p.m. and traffic around the stadium will be limited to Browns Pass holders and drop-offs for individuals with disabilities. Pass holders and drop-offs will only be able to reach the stadium using the North Marginal westbound from East 55th Street.  

Ramps remain closed until after the end of the game. East 9th and West 3rd will open after the start of the game and reclose at the end of the game.  

All closure times depend on the volume of pedestrian traffic and can be adjusted as needed by the Cleveland Division of Police Bureau of Traffic. 


Parking restrictions are put in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game. For the Oct. 31 game, parking restrictions are in place from 4 p.m. until midnight. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters 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 Road.   

Municipal Lot Times and reminders 

The Muni Lot will open at 12 noon on Oct. 31, 2022.  

If you plan to travel to the Muni Lot for tailgating, plan to arrive early. Traffic overflow will be directed to the industrial area beginning at East 38th Street and King Avenue.  Motorists will be instructed by members of the Bureau of Traffic to line up on King Avenue eastbound to east 40th Street, then south on East 40th Street and west on Lakeside Avenue. Motorists awaiting entry to the lot shall not congregate on East 9th Street, the Shoreway, the South Marginal, East 55th Street nor St. Clair Avenue as these streets are thoroughfares and must be left unrestricted. Motorists awaiting entry to the Muni Lot are reminded to be respectful of driveways and private property, to avoid disrupting traffic patterns and to park legally.  

What are the Muni Lot rules?

Yes, the city of Cleveland confirmed the Muni Lot is going to be open starting at 5 a.m. Sunday. Fans are reminded to arrive early as parking fills up quickly for the $30 lot. The city released the following rules for those planning to park there:

  • No open pit fires
  • Propane grills only
  • No alcohol
  • No saving spaces
  • You will be charged for each parking space you occupy
  • No in-and-out privileges
  • All litter must be disposed of in trash containers
  • Vandalism will not be tolerated
  • No crossing the Shoreway
  • No private latrines
  • Lanes must remain clear of activity

The city also reminds fans that in general “open containers, consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication are all prohibited inside the municipal lot.”

Lot Operation and Fees  

During regular weekend home games, the municipal lot opens promptly at 5 a.m. For evening games, the eastern portion of the lot will open at noon 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 $30 dollars. You will be charged for all spaces that you occupy. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line up or stage on the Shoreway before game time. 


There will be 48 portable restrooms, 50 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. 

Can I get tickets?

As of October 31, Ticketmaster has verified resale tickets for prices ranging from about $30 to several hundred dollars.

Click here for tickets. All tickets are mobile. You can download the Browns app right here.

Tips for ticketholders

  • Fans are encouraged to enter FirstEnergy Stadium early to ensure they are in their seats for kick-off.
  • Ticketholders can expedite their entry into the stadium by registering for Browns Express Access, which has expanded at the Meijer and University Hospital Gates.
  • If not using Browns Express Access, fans should have tickets visible on mobile devices when approaching the stadium.
  • For 1 p.m. games, get downtown prior to 11 a.m. and be aware of all road closures and access routes to FirstEnergy Stadium.
  • Fans tailgating in several popular lots in Downtown Cleveland may expect an approximately 30-minute walk before reaching the stadium’s gates for entry.

What can I bring to FirstEnergy Stadium?

  • No beverages are permitted, but people can bring in their own food.
  • All items need to be brought in the following approved bags: A clear plastic tote bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″, a clear plastic 1-gallon re-sealable bag, or a small clutch bag (doesn’t have to be clear) no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″. Find a list of prohibited items right here.

Can I use cash at the stadium?

The stadium accepts all major credit cards and is cashless.

Are there any COVID-19 protocols this year at FirstEnergy Stadium?

People are encouraged to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.


RTA service on the Waterfront Line remains suspended due to safety concerns related to the Waterfront Line Bridge. RTA will not be able to provide alternate service due to normal gameday congestion and street closures. 

Fans riding the Red, Green or Blue Lines to Tower City are directed to walk north on West 3rd Street to FirstEnergy Stadium.