The Cleveland Browns ended the naming rights with First Energy and it will now be Cleveland Browns Stadium. That’s what it was originally starting in 1999 before the transition 10 years ago.
“We’ve had a great association with FirstEnergy for more than two decades, and we appreciate this partnership and what it has created for our team and the broader northeast Ohio community,” Dave Jenkins, Haslam Sports Group COO said. “Our home stadium will return to its former name, Cleveland Browns Stadium.”
The Browns were 32-40-1 in games played at FirstEnergy Stadium. The team did not play a single playoff game in the stadium with either that name or the Cleveland Browns Stadium name since 1999. It was a 1994 home playoff game against the New England Patriots in which the team won 20-13, yet that took place at Municipal Stadium.
It will be interesting to see if the team keeps the stadium name as the team name or reaches an agreement with a company like Cleveland Clinic or some other organization.
First Energy itself was involved in a bribery type of scandal. Likely the reason for the name change back it the original.