The Browns can trace their history back to 1946 and the All-American Football Conference, but in 1995 that history was put on pause when the franchise moved to Baltimore to become the Ravens. The new Cleveland Browns joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1999 and adopted the history that the Ravens left behind. The old Browns were an immediate powerhouse team, winning five straight championships from 1946-1950. The organization remained highly successful through the 1950s, winning the NFL title again in 1954, 1955 and 1956. After a couple years lull, the Browns won their ninth and final championship in 1964. In all, from 1946-1972, Cleveland made the playoffs 19 times in 27 years. The next era of Browns dominance was the 1980s, a decade in which Cleveland made the playoffs eight times, but never won a Super Bowl. Since the new Cleveland Browns started playing football in 1999, the franchise has made the playoffs just once—a Wild Card berth in 2002. Cleveland has retired the numbers of five players from their long, illustrious history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Cleveland Browns tickets.
2015 Browns Season Preview
The Browns have been the talk of the town since drafting Johnny Manziel at the end of the first round, and he’s starting the season as the backup QB. Brian Hoyer is the man in Cleveland for now, and he’ll try to improve on Cleveland’s 4-12 record in 2013. The Browns also added Ben Tate to take over the running game, and added Andrew Hawkins, Miles Austin and Nate Burleson to the receiving corps. Josh Gordon is facing a year-long suspension from the NFL, so they’ll need that extra production should he not play. Cleveland also picked up Justin Gilbert in the first round, who will look to slot in at cornerback right away to help Joe Haden lock down opposing defenses. Cleveland made some improvements to the offensive line, and was able to resign Alex Mack to a long-term deal. The Browns will open the game in Pittsburgh before having two home games against the Saints and Ravens. The two away games at the end of the season could be crucial if the Browns find themselves in the mix for a playoff spot, with games at Carolina and Baltimore to close it out.
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Cleveland Browns Football at FirstEnergy Stadium Address: 100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114
The Browns play their home games in FirstEnergy Stadium, located in Cleveland, Ohio. FirstEnergy just recently acquired naming rights to the stadium formerly known as Cleveland Browns Stadium. When filled to capacity, FirstEnergy holds more than 73 thousand screaming fans. If you’re going to a Browns game, you can opt for conventional stadium seating or a place in the Dawg Pound, the bleacher seats in FirstEnergy Stadium. TicketCity is the best place to buy tickets for all Cleveland Browns football games. The Cleveland Browns home bench is on the FirstEnergy Stadium sideline with sections 129-138, so snagging Cleveland Browns tickets in those sections means you'll be sitting near Johnny Manziel. FirstEnergy Stadium parking information is covered in our Browns event guide.
Browns vs. Steelers
With over 120 meetings that dates back to 1950, the “Turnpike Rivalry” has established itself as one of the best in the NFL. The two teams have combined for 9+ NFL Championships and 28+ division titles. Playing in the same division and meeting up twice a season along with the historical accomplishments by both franchises, it is no wonder why these two teams have become hated rivals over the last 60+ years.
Browns vs. Bengals
How do you become a rival? This is how: The Browns are named after legendary head coach Paul Brown. The Bengals were created by Paul Brown. The Browns and Bengals play in the same division and in the same state. It is not often a rivalry is started from the berth of a franchise, but in this case, that is exactly what happened. This rivalry continues to get better since the first time these two teams met in 1970.
Browns vs. Ravens
This rivalry is one of the most heated in the NFL and for good reason. The Ravens were once the Browns. After the Browns became a franchise again in 1999, these two teams have battled it out twice a year. With the hatred spreading to the fan base of both cities, the intensity level is felt on the football field. This rivalry has shown no signs of slowing down and continues to be one of the more bitter matchups in the league.
Browns in the Super Bowl, AFC Championship and in the NFL Playoffs
The Browns have one of the more storied franchises in the NFL. Established in 1946 and a member of the NFL since 1950, Cleveland has created a legacy that not many organizations can match. With over 10 conference championships in their history and multiple division titles to go with their 25+ playoff appearances, the Browns will only be adding to their impressive resume in the years to come.
Cleveland Browns Event Guide
Where is the best place to park for a Browns game at FirstEnergy Stadium?
Exiting from Interstate 90 or Highway 2 put you in the Lakefront District by FirstEnergy Stadium where there is plenty of cash parking lots. Closer to the stadium are season ticket holder lots; contact TicketCity to secure to acquire a pass in one of these lots.
What time do gates open for a Browns home game?
FirstEnergy Stadium gates open two hours prior to kickoff for all Browns ticket holders.
What are the best concession foods at a Browns game at FirstEnergy Stadium?
The Dawg Pound Deli and Browns Bistro offer great local (Cleveland) food options; try one of the corned beef sandwiches from the Dawg Pound. The Grille at the Gridiron offers a wide selection of beers, food and a full-service bar complete with an outdoor patio on the lakeside of the stadium.
How do I get cheap Cleveland Browns tickets?
The surest way to get cheap Cleveland Browns tickets is to visit TicketCity frequently to check out the most competitive prices in the market. If you don't mind preseason games, they can sometimes sell for less than face value. Opponents and how well the Browns are performing can also affect ticket price, so depending on how the season goes, cheap Cleveland Browns tickets may be easier to find.
Who are the most famous former Cleveland Browns players?
The Browns are a tradition rich franchise with a list NFL greats that rivals any other team in the league. Otto Graham, Coach Paul Brown, Jim Brown, Lou Groza, Paul Warfield, Len Dawson and Ozzie Newsome are just a few of the legendary players who suited up for the Browns.