Municipal Lot Tailgating Rules and Restrictions

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

CLEVELAND – The following is the full list of rules and restrictions for tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot for all Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs throughout the lot.

  1. No open pit fires
  2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
  3. No alcohol
  4. Saving spaces is prohibited
  5. You will be charged for all parking spaces that you occupy
  6. No in & out privileges
  7. All litter must be dispensed in trash containers
  8. Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated
  9. Crossing the shoreway is prohibited
  10. No private latrines

Violation of the Municipal Lot rules and regulations may result in fines and ejection from the premises. Additionally, below are answers to other common questions and information regarding tailgating in the municipal lot:

Lot Operation and Fees – The Muni Lot will not open until 12:00 pm for the Browns game this Thursday, August 13, 2015. At 12:00pm, only the eastern portion of the lot will open for tailgating. At 5:30pm, the entire lot will open for tailgating. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the mentioned lots before their respective times.

The lot opens promptly at 7:00 am for all regular and pre-season season weekend home games. Vehicles are not permitted to enter the premises before that time. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $25 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.

Alcohol and Safety - Open containers, consumption of alcohol and public intoxication are all prohibited in the Muni Lot. If you plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event always ensure you have a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and if you see something, please say something.

Sanitation - There will be 50 portable restrooms, 75 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the Muni 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.

Parking – 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 bright neon 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 done at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Road.

Willard Parking Garage - Beginning with this Thursday’s home game at 8:00 PM and continuing throughout all Cleveland Browns home games in the 2015 season, the City of Cleveland’s Willard Parking Garage will reserve the majority of available spaces for Cleveland Browns season ticket holders and team employees on all game days. Approximately 400 spaces will be available for general purchase on game days and the remainder will be reserved. Additionally, these limited parking spaces for general purchase will not be made available until two hours before game time. The City has identified 780 spaces at Burke Lakefront Airport as an alternative for these traditional Willard Garage customers.