WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN OHIO?
Ohio is incredibly passionate about football at all levels and deeply respects its history. Our three main goals – to create a consistently winning team; to take exceptional care of Browns fans and to be leaders in the Northeast Ohio community – are focused on rewarding that passion and supporting our local communities.
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A member of the National Football League’s AFC North division, the Cleveland Browns have long been among the most iconic and historic professional football clubs. Bolstered by eight league titles, 13 division championships and 16 Pro Football Hall of Famers, the Browns were established in 1945 as a charter team of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). The Browns played their inaugural season in 1946 and finished in first place during each of the league’s four years of existence (1946-49). Cleveland was one of three AAFC teams selected to merge with the NFL in 1950 and appeared in the league’s title game in each of its first seven seasons, claiming three of its four NFL championships overall (1950; 1954-55; 1964) during that stretch. The Browns’ 16 Pro Football Hall of Famers, the sixth-most in the NFL, include founder Paul Brown, legends Jim Brown, Otto Graham and Lou Groza, as well as Marion Motley and Bill Willis, two of the first African-Americans who helped break professional sports’ race barrier in 1946. After a relocation to Baltimore in 1995, Cleveland was awarded an expansion franchise that returned to play in 1999, retaining all of the club’s history and its namesake. In 2012, owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J, purchased a controlling interest of the Cleveland Browns. Their vision for the Browns is to build a consistently winning football team, to take exceptional care of Browns fans and to be leaders in the Northeast Ohio community through the core areas of education, youth football the team’s signature First and Ten volunteering movement. The Browns, led by Head Coach Hue Jackson and General Manager John Dorsey, play their home games at FirstEnergy Stadium in Downtown Cleveland.
||76 Lou Groza Boulevard, Berea, Ohio 44017, Cuyahoga County
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Sports and Entertainment
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