FirstEnergy Stadium turf damaged by trespasser driving a cart

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The Cleveland Police Department is investigating an incident at FirstEnergy Stadium that damaged the grass, News 5 Cleveland reports. According to police, a trespasser may have jumped a fence to drive a cart onto the field.

Several sets of tire tracks can be seen clearly on video from the news station’s helicopter, AirTracker5, and some of the ruts appear deep. Grounds crew worked on the field Tuesday afternoon, using a road roller in an attempt to smooth the ripped-up ground.

“We are aware of the incident that occurred early Tuesday morning at FirstEnergy Stadium and have provided the Cleveland Division of Police with all relevant information,” the Browns said in a statement to the station. “Based on our internal evaluation, there was some superficial damage to the playing field that our grounds maintenance team is currently working to repair. We take great pride in the strong reviews and reputation of our stadium’s playing surface, have been in touch with the NFL on the matter and are confident after repair [that] our field will be ready for Sunday’s game vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.”

24 responses to “FirstEnergy Stadium turf damaged by trespasser driving a cart

  1. Good to know that a billion dollar (tax paid) building is safe and secure… Jeez, if kids can get in and steal a golf cart and destroy the field, fan and player safety is at a higher risk than we thought.

  2. I still laugh when I think of how the Steelers dominated the Bucs when we played them. I can’t wait for us to get another chance to beat the browns like a drum.

  3. I had no idea what stadium the story was talking about.
    They’ve been telling us for years that place was “Progressive Home Of Baker Mayfield”.

  4. “I still laugh when I think of how the Steelers dominated the Bucs when we played them. I can’t wait for us to get another chance to beat the browns like a drum.”

    What a totally irrelevant comment. Also, we? WE?

  5. Update…DeSean was caught on camera dragging a massage table off the elf on the 50 yard line…film at 11:00.

  6. It is great to see that the cart got more yards in 10 mins then Chubb did in the whole game on Sunday

  7. lifeistoughtrustmeimadolphinsfan says:
    November 22, 2022 at 6:18 pm
    Good to know that a billion dollar (tax paid) building is safe and secure… Jeez, if kids can get in and steal a golf cart and destroy the field, fan and player safety is at a higher risk than we thought.
    ______________

    Calm down. There is a significant difference in security for game day as opposed to a random Tuesday morning.

  8. I’ve walked around the stadium on many a lunch breaks and I’ve never seen anyone around or security walking around. I hope they destroyed the ridiculous elf at the 50 yard line.

  9. Vandalism was easy to confirm because nobody from the Browns could have possibly been tearing up the field at Gillette Stadium.

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