Cleveland City Council votes to punt FirstEnergy name from stadium
Cleveland City Council calls for FirstEnergy to remove name from Browns' stadium
Cleveland City Council delivered some of the best news in recent memory Monday night as they voted 16-1 to pass a resolution asking Akron-based FirstEnergy to voluntarily remove its name from the Browns' stadium.
Councilman Brian Kazy introduced the resolution two weeks ago. Kazy said FirstEnergy has failed to acknowledge its criminal behavior by continuing to market itself using the public’s taxpayer-funded stadium.
Ironically, council noted that FirstEnergy Stadium receives its electricity from Cleveland Public Power. FirstEnergy purchased the naming rights of Cleveland’s football stadium for $107 million in 2013 as part of a 17-year deal.
This is an important first step and we'll keep you informed of any developments.
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