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2018 Draft Tailgate Information

Posted Apr 23, 2018

Browns, who have the No. 1 and No. 4 pick, return to the Muni Lot to celebrate the NFL Draft with fans on Thursday, April 26th.

2018 DRAFT TAILGATE - TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Be part of the biggest tailgate party in Cleveland as we celebrate the 2018 NFL Draft on April 26th! Watch full draft coverage on oversized screens from the Muni Lot! The Draft Tailgate will feature a number of food trucks and beverage portables. Current players, alumni, Chomps, Brownie and Swagger will be in attendance to interact and celebrate with fans. Watch the Cleveland Browns Draft Special beginning at 7:00 p.m. This event is free, but a ticket is required.

Location:
Municipal Parking Lot ('Muni Lot')
1500 South Marginal Rd. | Cleveland, OH 44114

Date/Time:
Thursday, April 26th
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Gates for vehicles open at 4:00 PM; gates for the public open at 5:30 PM

Tickets:
Tickets are free of charge; maximum of six tickets per account

Click for free tickets

AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Some current members of the Cleveland Browns will be on hand to sign autographs. Autographs are not guaranteed and players are subject to change without prior notice. Autographs will be limited to one per person per player. No posed photos please.


PARKING

Muni Lot Parking
There are approximately 600 free parking spots available for fans in the west Muni Lot. Please note that parking spaces cannot be reserved in advance and are on a first-come, first-served basis. ADA parking is also available in the west Muni Lot on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is free in the west Muni Lot only.

Additional Parking
Additional parking will be made available in surrounding lots, all within a 1-mile walk of the Muni Lot. Please note that many surrounding lots are cash only. The following lots are offering discounted cash parking:

  • Great Lakes Science Center Garage | 453 Erieside Ave. | $5
  • AECOM (Penton Media) | 1301 E. 6th St. | $5
  • 1412 Lakeside Ave. E. Lot | $5
  • The Hamilton Garage | 1277 E. 12th St. | $5
  • One Cleveland Center Garage | 1375 E. 9th St. | $5
  • Galleria & Tower at Erieview | 1112 Lakeside Ave. | $5
  • North Point Garage | 1111 E. 9th St. | $10

A voucher must be printed and shown at lot entry to receive the discount price. Click here to access the voucher.

We encourage you to pack your RVs and cars with the essential tailgating food and drinks, deck yourself out in your favorite Cleveland Browns gear and park in the Muni Lot to help recreate the game day atmosphere! Coming straight from work? We have you covered with on-site food trucks, drinks and the Cleveland Browns Pro Shop.

By vehicle: Access the Muni Lot by exiting I-90 East at the 195B 'City of Cleveland Parking'

By foot: Access the Muni Lot via East 9th Street

Click here to see full-sized map


NORTH COAST MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT RULES AND REGULATIONS

As customary on game day, the following rules will apply in the Muni Lot:

  • No open pit fires
  • Propane grills only (no charcoal)
  • No alcohol
  • Saving spaces prohibited
  • No in-and-out parking privileges
  • All litter must be dispensed in trash containers
  • Vandalism of any kind will not be tolerated
  • Crossing the shoreway is prohibited
  • No private portable restrooms/latrines

Violation of these rules may result in fines and ejection from the premises. For more information on Muni Lot tailgating rules and restrictions, please click here.


INCLEMENT WEATHER

The Draft Tailgate will take place rain, snow, or shine. Umbrellas will be permitted. In the event of severe weather, public announcements will be made to inform fans of the tailgate status.

If lightning is in the area and safety becomes an issue, the tailgate may be cancelled. Follow all Browns social media accounts for the most up-to-date information.


LOCKER ROOM SALE

Stop by the Cleveland Browns Locker Room Sale, supporting the Cleveland Browns Foundation. This is your last chance to grab gear straight from the Locker Room in Berea featuring former player autographed items including pictures, jerseys and helmets, as well as other merchandise.

The Locker Room Sale will be CASH ONLY. There will be no ATM's on site.

  • Shoes: starting at $20
  • Jerseys: $10 - $100
  • Helmets/Mini-Helmets: $15 - $100
  • Footballs: $5 - $50
  • Pictures: $5

Prices are subject to change and based on availability.

All sales benefit the Cleveland Browns Foundation, which is dedicated to identifying opportunities, removing barriers and providing support for students to empower them for long-term success.


PRO SHOP

The Cleveland Browns Pro Shop at FirstEnergy Stadium will be open from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Draft day. There will be a portable Pro Shop at the Draft Tailgate where fans can shop new arrivals and the exclusive 2018 Draft Caps. Season Ticket Member discounts can be applied but may not be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Click here for full rules. The portable Pro Shop will be taking custom jersey orders with free shipping. Cash and credit will be accepted.


FOOD & BEVERAGE

There will be several food and drink options to satisfy your hunger and thirst. The following food trucks will be on-site: Chick-fil-A, The Little Piggy, Superhero, Firehouse Grilling Co., SWAT, Swenson's, Pierogi Joe's, and Wholly Frijoles.

Food trucks are subject to change.

Fan-friendly food and drink options will also be made available at the concession stand:

  • Hot Dogs - $3.00
  • Bratwurst - $4.00
  • Jalapeño Cheddar Bratwurst - $4.00
  • Nacho Grande - $4.00
  • Super Pretzel - $3.00
  • Cheese Cup - $1.00
  • Peanuts - $3.00
  • King Size Candy - $2.00
  • Chips - $2.00
  • Beverages - $2.00-$4.00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Do you need a ticket to attend the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: Yes! Tickets will go live to the general public beginning on Friday, March 9th at 10:00 AM ET. If you're a season ticket member, check your email for a special pre-registration code.

Q: How much do the 2018 Draft Tailgate tickets cost?
A: Tickets are free.

Q: How do I access my tickets?
A: Click here for a step-by-step overview.

Q: What if I'm having difficulties loading my ticket?
A: There will be a ticket service booth on site to assist you with any ticket issues.

Q: What time do gates open for the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: Gates open at 4:00 PM for vehicles. The tailgate begins at 5:30 PM.

Q: Where do I park for the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: We encourage you to park your vehicle at the Muni Lot and help create the game day atmosphere! Space is limited but there are also several additional parking lots surrounding the Muni Lot that are within walking distance. Many surrounding lots are cash only.

Q: Where do I enter for the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: Fans who park in the Muni Lot may best access the 2018 Draft Tailgate through the entrance located in the middle of the parking lot (walk towards FirstEnergy Stadium). Fans who park in other locations will be able to access this entrance, as well as an additional entrance location at the northwest corner of the Muni Lot (near FirstEnergy Stadium).

Q: Will there be autograph sessions during the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: Yes, select Cleveland Browns players and alumni will be signing autographs during the event. Autographs are not guaranteed and players/alumni are subject to change without prior notice. In order to accommodate as many fans as possible during the signing period, autographs will be limited to one per person per player/alumni. No posed photos please.

Q: Can I exit and re-enter the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: Yes. If you wish to leave and re-enter the Draft Tailgate, you must scan your ticket out using the Cleveland Browns mobile app at the exit. Upon re-entering, you must scan in. It is important that every member of your party have a mobile ticket in their account.

Q: I have a season ticket member benefit card. Should I bring it?
A: Yes. We encourage all season ticket members to bring their benefit card and swipe at the Pro Shop to receive their season ticket member discount and for a chance to win an exclusive prize. Cards can also be swiped at the Membership Services table. For season ticket members who have lost their benefit card or do not have one, please email tickets@clevelandbrowns.com to retrieve your account number. 

Q: What happens if the weather is inclement?
A: This event is hosted rain or shine. Umbrellas are permitted. Download the Cleveland Browns mobile app and be sure to follow the Cleveland Browns on social media to stay up-to-date on all things related to the 2018 Draft Tailgate.

Q: Will there be food trucks available?
A: Yes, food trucks and beverage portables will be on site. Be prepared to bring cash as many portables are cash only. There will be no ATM's on site.

Q: Can food and drinks be brought into the ticketed portion of the event?
A: Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside the ticketed portion. Food trucks, concessions and beverage portables will be on site.

Q: Will the Cleveland Browns Pro Shop be open during the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: Yes, a mini version of the Cleveland Browns Pro Shop will be open for the duration of the 2018 Draft Tailgate. Additionally, the main Pro Shop at FirstEnergy Stadium will be open during the Draft until 9:00 PM. 

Q: Will there be a Locker Room Sale?
A: Yes! This is your last chance to grab gear straight from the Locker Room in Berea featuring former player autographed items including jerseys, helmets and photos as well as additional merchandise. The policy for Locker Room Sale is CASH ONLY, no refunds/exchanges, and items are sold as is.

Q: Where do the funds from the Locker Room Sale go?
A: All sales benefit the Cleveland Browns Foundation, which is dedicated to identifying opportunities, removing barriers and providing support for students to empower them for long-term success.

Q: What items are allowed to be brought into the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: Fans are able to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages into the 2018 Draft Tailgate. Alcoholic beverages purchased within the ticketed event space may not be taken out of the area. Fans will also be able to tailgate within the main parking area of the Muni Lot. Standard City Muni Lot tailgate policies and regulations will be in place within the lot.

The FAA prohibits the use of drones and other flying devices during public events.

Q: How do I get to the Muni Lot?
A: The Muni Lot is located at 1500 South Marginal Rd. To access the parking portion, fans are encouraged to take exit 195B 'City of Cleveland Parking' exit. Veer right and proceed to the entry gate. For pedestrian traffic (non-parking at Muni Lot), fans are encouraged to enter the tailgate via the walkway from East 9th. 

Q: Are animals allowed at the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: Muni Lot welcomes Seeing Eye Dogs or other animal assistance utilized by the disabled or visually impaired. All other animals are prohibited.

Q: Are wheelchairs available?
A: Wheelchairs will not be available on site.

Q: Will ADA parking be available?
A: Yes, there will be ADA parking available for fans who display the proper placard. The ADA parking spaces cannot be reserved in advance.

Q: Can I purchase season tickets during the 2018 Draft Tailgate?
A: Yes, ticket sales representatives will be available to assist you in the purchase of season tickets.

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