Cleveland Ceremony Celebrates Renovations at Dwayne Browder Field

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

CLEVELAND – Today, September 9, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Cleveland Browns President Alec Scheiner, community representatives and business leaders will gather at 2511 E 46th Street to celebrate renovations to Dwayne Browder Field. The $930,000 project replaced the natural grass turf with synthetic turf thereby increasing the availability and playing status of the field. The renovation was a collaborative effort between the City of Cleveland, who funded the balance from General Obligation Bonds; Burten Bell Carr Community Development Corporation; and, the Cleveland Browns, who provided a $200,000 grant through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program.

In 2013, the Lonnie Burten Recreation Field was renamed the Dwayne Browder Field to honor longtime Cleveland Muni Football League coach and community leader, Dwayne Browder. The field remains an important asset to Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, serving the Cleveland Muni League’s Phil Cullum Renegades and the East Technical High School Scarabs. The renovated field will also benefit neighborhood residents who utilize the field for exercise and other neighborhood programs.

When: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
          5 p.m.

Where: Lonnie Burten Recreation Field
           2511 E 46th St.

Who: Mayor Frank G. Jackson
         Phyllis Cleveland, Councilwoman
         Michael E. Cox, Cleveland Director of Public Works
         Cleveland Browns President Alec Scheiner
         Business and Community Leaders
         Youth Football Team Members, Cheerleaders and Band Members

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: After brief program, uniformed youth football players will run onto field while cheerleaders cheer