Dee and Jimmy Haslam are committed to restoring championship football in Cleveland. To best position the team for success, the Haslams have consistently invested in the organization and its facilities to provide the best resources available, while working diligently and responsibly in partnership with the City of Cleveland and the City of Berea.
Prior to the 2016 season, the Haslams and the City of Berea agreed to invest nearly $15 million in the team’s training facility. The development resulted in first-class amenities throughout the building, to create a best-in-class environment not only for the team’s coaches and players, but for every member of the organization. Through the construction, the team renovated 25,000 square feet of space, added 25,000 square feet to the facility and redesigned the locker room, player meeting rooms, player lounge, cafeteria, training room and installed a lap pool and new hot and cold tubs. The renovation also included the addition of a 4,600 square-foot, fully-staffed wellness center to ensure the optimal social, mental and physical health of every Browns employee. Most recently, the Browns and the City of Berea agreed to a lease extension to keep their headquarters there through at least 2039.
From 2014-15, FirstEnergy Stadium, in partnership with the City of Cleveland, received $125 million of upgrades to modernize the interior and exterior of the stadium. All facets of the project – which included new videoboards, additional lower bowl seating, new and refurbished club and premium spaces, upgraded food and beverage selections and more – were incorporated with the mission to provide Browns fans an enhanced in-game experience, while also improving the team’s home-field advantage.