Have questions? The Browns have answers

Posted Jul 29, 2013

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns’ front office will hold a town hall meeting with fans of the team, and the session will air in a one-hour prime-time special Thursday, Aug. 1.

BEREA, Ohio -- Enhancing the fan experience is one of the two pillars owner Jimmy Haslam, chief executive officer Joe Banner and president Alec Scheiner have built the new-look Cleveland Browns organization upon, and the fans have responded with record attendance figures at training camp this year.

Now, those same Browns fans have a chance for their voices to be heard!

Haslam, Banner, Scheiner, and coach Rob Chudzinski will hold a town hall meeting to answer questions submitted by you, the Browns’ fans. The meeting, hosted by Jim Donovan, the radio voice of the Browns, will be aired on WKYC, Channel 3, on Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.

To submit a question, click here. Questions can also be sent to the Browns’ official Twitter account, @Browns by using the hash tag: #CBTownHall.

“The town hall that Joe, Alec, Chud and I are doing, I think that’s another example of providing our fans a great experience,” Haslam said during a recent training camp practice. “We’re going to be focused on winning games, winning consistently, and providing our fans great excitement, great value over an extended period of time.”

During the town hall, Banner and Haslam will discuss the team’s vision, and how they have gone about executing it. They will also talk about the renovations of the Berea training facility, acquisitions of talent and the shift to a culture of winning within the building.

Haslam and Banner will field questions about the renovations and talent acquisitions.

Donovan and Chudzinski will then discuss the philosophy of building a team and the up-tempo style of play on both sides of the football, as well as how the hiring of offensive coordinator Norv Turner and defensive coordinator Ray Horton has helped to change the culture of the team.

Chudzinski will also address the team’s expectations and outlook, in addition to the offseason moves to improve the roster through the draft and free agency, and acclimating the players to the new systems through minicamp practices and organized team activities (OTAs).

Finally, Donovan and Scheiner will talk about changes made to FirstEnergy Stadium and how Browns fans can expect an enhanced experience during the regular season.

“I think it’s important that we listen to our fans,” Scheiner said. “If we don’t, we really don’t know what works and what doesn’t work, and this is just another method of hearing from our fans. I also think it’s important that they hear from us. The town hall is pretty neat. It’s a give-and-take. We’ve got fans in attendance, and then, they get to hear from us, and then, all of our fans who aren’t there get to hear from us.”

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