CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns have released updated information, guidelines and tips for those heading downtown for Sunday’s game.

The 1-0 team takes on the New York Jets at 1 p.m.

Here’s what you’ll need to know:

Can I get tickets?

As of Sept. 15, the team said most of the home schedule is currently sold out, as the Browns reached their season ticket membership cap. But fans can still purchase select single-game tickets for a limited number of games.

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.

Road closures and traffic changes

Browns fans should arrive in Downtown Cleveland prior to 11 a.m. for 1 p.m. kickoffs, particularly due to gameday road closures.

All freeway exits around First Energy Stadium will be closed by 11 a.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.

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. 

The Browns provided the following:

  • At 10:30 a.m. eastbound Rt. 2 exit ramp to East 9th will be closed.  
  • At 11 a.m. Rt. 2 westbound exit to East 9th St. will be closed.  
  • At 11 a.m. East 9th St. northbound from Lakeside Ave. will be closed.  
  • At 11 a.m. West 3rd St. northbound from Lakeside Ave. will be closed.  
  • At 11 a.m. Rt. 2 westbound exit to West 3rd St. will be closed.  
  • At 11 a.m. westbound North Marginal at East 9th will be closed to all except for Browns Pass holders, Disabled Parking, and authorized vehicles. 
  • At 11 a.m. Erieside will be one-way from East 9th to the Port of Cleveland Parking lot with a closure at West 3rd and Al Lerner Way. All traffic traveling westbound Erieside will be redirected to Rt. 2 eastbound through the Parking Lot. This will be maintained throughout the entirety of the game.  
  • At 1:45 p.m. Exit 194 “Lakeside Ave/West 6th St.” ramp from Rt. 2 eastbound will be closed. 


Parking restrictions are put in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game, typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion.

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.   


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.

Is there going to be muni lot tailgating and what are the 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.”