Muni Lot Rules and Reminders

Parking, Traffic, and Municipal Lot information for Cleveland Browns home games


On Sunday, September 18, 2022, the Browns will host the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium. 
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.  
Browns Game Day Road Closures 

All freeway exits around First Energy Stadium will be closed by 11 a.m. and traffic around the stadium will be limited to Browns Pass holders and drop-offs for individuals with disabilities.  Pass holders and drop-offs will only be able to reach the stadium using the North Marginal westbound from East 55th Street.  

All closure times depend on the volume of pedestrian traffic and can be adjusted as needed by the Cleveland Division of Police Bureau of Traffic. 
At 10:30 a.m. eastbound Rt. 2 exit ramp to East 9th will be closed.  
At 11 a.m. Rt. 2 westbound exit to East 9th St. will be closed.  
At 11 a.m. East 9th St. northbound from Lakeside Ave. will be closed.  
At 11 a.m. West 3rd St. northbound from Lakeside Ave. will be closed.  
At 11 a.m. Rt. 2 westbound exit to West 3rd St. will be closed.  
At 11 a.m. westbound North Marginal at East 9th will be closed to all except for Browns Pass holders, Disabled Parking, and authorized vehicles. 
At 11 a.m. Erieside will be one-way from East 9th to the Port of Cleveland Parking lot with a closure at West 3rd and Al Lerner Way. All traffic traveling westbound Erieside will be redirected to Rt. 2 eastbound through the Parking Lot. This will be maintained throughout the entirety of the game.  
At 1:45 p.m. Exit 194 “Lakeside Ave/West 6th St.” ramp from Rt. 2 eastbound will be closed. 

Parking restrictions are put in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game – typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. All associated fines and fees to have an automobile released must be paid at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Road.   

Downtown Cleveland Alliance parking map is available here: Downtown Cleveland Parking - Google My Maps

Municipal Lot Times and Reminders 

The Muni Lot will open at 5 a.m. to tailgaters. 

If you plan to travel to the Muni Lot for tailgating, plan to arrive early. Traffic overflow will be directed to the industrial area beginning at East 38th Street and King Avenue.  Motorists will be instructed by members of the Bureau of Traffic to line up on King Avenue eastbound to east 40th Street, then south on East 40th Street and west on Lakeside Avenue. 

Motorists awaiting entry to the lot shall not congregate on East 9th Street, the Shoreway, the South Marginal, East 55th Street nor St. Clair Avenue as these streets are thoroughfares and must be left unrestricted. Motorists awaiting entry to the Muni Lot are reminded to be respectful of driveways and private property, to avoid disrupting traffic patterns and to park legally.  

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations 

The following are rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the municipal lot for all 2022 Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs. 

1.         No open pit fires 
2.         Propane grills only (No charcoal) 
3.         No alcohol 
4.         Saving spaces prohibited 
5.         You will be charged for all parking spaces that you occupy 
6.         No in/out privileges 
7.         All litter must be dispensed in trash containers 
8.         Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated 
9.         Crossing the Shoreway is prohibited 
10.       No private latrines 
11.       Lanes must remain clear of activity at all times 

Violation of these rules may result in fines and ejection from the premises. 

Lot Operation and Fees  

During regular weekend homes games, the municipal lot opens promptly at 5 a.m. 

For evening games, the eastern portion of the lot will open at noon for game day vehicles while the western portion of the lot will not be open to game day parking until 5 p.m. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in the previously mentioned lots before designated start times. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $30 dollars. You will be charged for all spaces that you occupy. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line-up or stage on the Shoreway before game time. 

Alcohol and Safety  

Open containers, consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication are all prohibited inside the municipal lot. If you plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure that you have a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and if you see something, please say something. The Cleveland Police non-emergency number is 216-621-1234. 


There will be 48 portable restrooms, 50 trash cans and 3 dumpsters in the lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.