The Cleveland Browns will no longer be able to call Cleveland Browns Stadium home. While the team is not getting a new stadium, the naming rights have been sold to a corporation. According to FOX 8 in Cleveland, the stadium will now be referred to as FirstEnergy Stadium.
New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam sold the naming rights to FirstEnergy earlier this year.
The team was eligible to sell the naming rights since 1999, but Al and Randy Lerner decided to keep things traditional like the Browns always tend to do. Now, the name change can hopefully signal a change for the entire direction the franchise is going.
Cleveland has a roster that is littered with talent at nearly every position, so it is up to the new coaching staff to maximize the talent they have and make that jump to the next level.
The Browns could potentially be a breakout team in 2013 and the fan base will be able to enjoy the team’s turnaround by suiting up in their gear and making the trek to FirstEnergy Stadium.