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Report: Cleveland wants a Stadium Series game

Jan 31, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

From Tony Grossi, Cleveland Browns reporter for ESPN:

It’s worth noting that Scheiner — who joined the Browns after years in the Cowboys organization — is on the board of directors of Legends Hospitality, the concessionaire that operates catering, concessions, merchandising and other management services at Yankee Stadium. The NHL just wrapped a highly-successful two-game Stadium Series at Yankee, selling out both contests.

As for FirstEnergy Stadium… it has primarily been used for football and concerts, as well as a handful of international soccer friendlies. While there hasn’t been a NHL team in Cleveland since 1978 (the Barons), the city is reasonably close of a number of current clubs, namely Columbus, Detroit, Buffalo and Pittsburgh.

  1. joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    And Charlie Logan tells us these games are overkill. Ha!

  2. killerpgh - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    And Cleveland Brown fan’s want an actual football team to play in that same stadium.

    • charlieconway96 - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM

      When clinically depressed and disappointed by your home team, you get solace and entertainment wherever you can (this is coming from a sports fan born and raised in San Diego).

      I suppose its gotten bad enough for Browns fans that they’re hungry enough for whatever they can get their hands on.

    • dirt2013 - Jan 31, 2014 at 11:45 PM

      Maybe they are looking at a winger to draft in the first round as a QB? They have done worse -)

  3. theageofquarrel - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Hockey played at the Factory Of Sadness. Hmmmmmm

    • comeonnowguys - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      The four who thumbed this down clearly have never seen this masterpiece.

      • esracerx46 - Jan 31, 2014 at 6:24 PM

        I used to live in the Cleveland area for a while, and that’s how a majority of people feel. Notice however, he kept his jersey on rather than be a “quitter”. In hindsight Oiler fans have it easy comparatively. I give the fans of Cleveland a lot of credit. They kind of make fun of themselves despite not having a championship team in any sport for 50 years.

        A note to Cleveland Browns President Alec Scheiner; you kind of need an NHL team in your city to host an outdoor NHL game. Until then, you still have the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.

  4. gerryb323 - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    I’d rather see the BJ’s play in the horseshoe in Columbus!

    • ibieiniid - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      i know it’s convenient to type, but the child in me snickers every time somebody refers to their team as the BJs.

    • thailer35 - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:01 PM

      If Columbus plays an outdoor game and it’s not at the horseshoe it will be a travesty.

  5. pitpenguinsrulez - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    The Brownies blow…but then again it could be the Jackets vs Pens, which would make sense.

  6. ibieiniid - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    just when we thought we had enough outdoor games on the schedule, Bettman just found out that he can literally sell these things!

    somewhat unrelated note:

    • joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      😜 the man ain’t no fool. ka-ching! ka-ching! Is that the sound of the cash register we hear? Bless America. The Capital of capitalism.

    • theageofquarrel - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      Greatest video of all time!!!

      • ibieiniid - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:10 PM

        if i’m being honest, I think I may like the 2nd one better. “Our biggest export is crippling depression” gets me literally every time.

      • theageofquarrel - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM


      • theageofquarrel - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      • kaptaanamerica - Jan 31, 2014 at 7:21 PM

        At least we’re not Detroit, Lols… that’s what you get voting democrat

  7. muckleflugga - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    build it and the sheep will come

  8. penguins87and71 - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    I have relatives who live in Cleveland and I can honestly say that there is NOTHING to do in Cleveland! Well maybe the rock and roll hall of fame but that’s about it.

    • ibieiniid - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      seems as though they’re trying to change that with, say, a hockey game?

    • c9castine - Jan 31, 2014 at 10:28 PM

      cleveland has a really good restaurant scene that pittsburgh is just now catching up too. I’m a chef, and so I’m in to dining and drinking, but then again who isn’t? michael simon’s Lola and Lolita are in Cleveland.

  9. vincentbojackson - Jan 31, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    “While there hasn’t been a NHL team in Cleveland since 1978 (the Barons), the city is reasonably close of a number of current clubs, namely Columbus, Detroit, Buffalo and Pittsburgh”


    I’m sure Columbus, Detroit, Buffalo and Pittsburgh would willingly chose to take a game out of town to a non-NHL city when they have stadiums of their own. Detroit and Pittsburgh have already hosted games in their stadiums and are in line to host again in the future.

    • c9castine - Jan 31, 2014 at 10:32 PM

      i mean, i imagine a deal would be brokered where the teams are getting money out of it, obviously, but yeah your right its kinda silly.

      the guy obviously saw how much money his company made doing concessions at Yankee and decided he wanted to try to cash in during the offseason, which in Cleveland annually begins in late December. I think its written into the NFL CBA

    • 19wasthebest - Feb 1, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      I am pretty sure that Buffalo had a game at Ralph Wilson Stadium against Pittsburg.

  10. nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 31, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    If Cleveland gets one before Minnesota, there might be riots, though they would be polite riots, it being Minnesota and all.

  11. 950003cups - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    Cleveland? That place is still around?

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