After another Northeast Ohio winter, warm weather signifies the change of seasons and start of construction for the second phase of the Cleveland Browns Fields Project.
As part of the Browns' dedication to education, youth and high school football and Cleveland, the Browns organization announced in May 2016 the commitment to provide five Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) fields with high-quality synthetic turf during the next two years. During the community impact project's planning stages, CMSD identified five fields that would provide the most significant results throughout the city. Three fields – Roye Kidd Field, James F. Rhodes Field and Bump Taylor – were completed for the start of the 2016 high school football season, while John Adams Field and John Marshall Field are set to begin construction spring 2017.
In May 2016, the Browns organization announced the commitment to provide five Cleveland Metropolitan School District fields with high-quality synthetic turf over two years.
The Senate League fields, available to all CMSD schools, are lined to accommodate multiple sports to offer more students opportunities to benefit from the upgraded playing surfaces. Through the project, the Cleveland Muny League, CMSD physical education classes and local community members will now receive additional access to the fields, given many time limitations related to grass field maintenance have been eliminated with the implementation of synthetic turf.
"Since making Cleveland our home, we have focused on improving football and education for the entire region," Browns Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam said. "By installing these five synthetic turf fields within CMSD, we are able to combine those two passions to give our youth, schools and communities year-round access to the resources they deserve."
The Cleveland Browns give back to Northeast Ohio with a commitment to education and youth football while engaging the community through our signature First and Ten volunteer movement.
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