For Cleveland Browns ticket holders, the 2014 season was bittersweet. The team entered the year with many pundits predicting they'd be the doorstop of the AFC. Instead, they were one of the more pleasant surprises in the conference. A late-season losing streak finished their record at a mediocre 7-9, but head coach Mike Pettine's squad truly was in the playoff hunt for the majority of the season.
All signs point to a new, exciting chapter in 2015. Troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon has left town, and their former first round draft pick, Heisman trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel is recommitted to the team after a much-needed sojourn in rehab. If he can improve upon his subpar rookie performance, the Browns will be an instant postseason contender moving forward.
When considering purchasing FirstEnergy Stadium (Formerly Cleveland Browns Stadium) tickets, the fan base and atmosphere are the stadium's main calling cards. There's nothing in the NFL like the Cleveland Browns fan base when the team is winning. They've endured more losing than almost any other franchise, but their loyalty is unparalleled. No bandwagon fans here. Grab a seat in the stadium's famous 'Dawg Pound' if you're feeling extra rowdy in your fandom. The building is always sold out or close to it, even in spite of the frigid Cleveland temperatures or the team's decades of ineptitude.
Although it's 1999 birth date makes FirstEnergy a middle aged venue in NFL circles, the team has undergone multiple renovation projects meant to modernize the stadium's sound system, concourses, scoreboards, graphics, technological connectivity, and lower bowl seating.