News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Greater Akron Chamber

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Sports


Browns stay mum on how much FirstEnergy paid for stadium naming rights
Ownership ensures fans that deal is good for team, business and city
by WKSU's GRANT ENGLE

Reporter
Grant Engle
 
The building is the same, but the Browns will now play in "FirstEnergy Stadium, the Home of the Cleveland Browns." The team and FirstEnergy confirmed the sale of the naming rights Jan. 15, 2013.
Courtesy of WKSU
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The Cleveland Browns confirmed Tuesday that they have sold the naming rights of their stadium to FirstEnergy, but they won’t say for how much.

The stadium will now be known as “First Energy Stadium, Home of the Cleveland Browns.”

Akron-based FirstEnergy CEO Tony Alexander says the deal is good for Browns fans and people who come to other events at the stadium.

Tony Alexander says the deal is good for NE Ohio patrons of stadium events

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:15)


“It’s about how we’re going to build and how we’re going to help the city of Cleveland, the Cleveland Browns and this region be a better place – and hopefully a better place for a lot of people to enjoy not only this sport – but other sports as well.”

The deal prevents any other electric company from advertising within the stadium, and FirstEnergy has the freedom to print its logo on tickets and any advertisements for events.

Alexander says the new name is also good for FirstEnergy because of regional and national coverage of NFL games.

Tony Alexander talks about the benefits for FirstEnergy
Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download
(0:17)

“This region is important to us. Having the FirstEnergy name in a national spotlight is important to our competitive business. And I see this as a very positive move from the standpoint of the company overall.”

The agreement must be approved by Cleveland City Council, but Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he is confident council will say yes.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting a 12-year-old is critical to the investigation
While I think this is a very unfortunate, the fact is that police are trained to aim for the large mass of a human to stop them. If they aimed for the leg it w...

Wayne County teacher says he was fired for criticizing dairy
This is bull crap Smithville Schools have changed ever since the new school I'm so ashamed at the district I wish I could pick my house up and move it to anothe...

White Castle is closing its five Northeast Ohio restaurants
you should open a white castle in logan ohio.i'm pretty sure you disappointed,thank you...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University