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Browns' Bid for Hosting an NHL Event Hasn't Panned Out

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Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer recently spoke with team president Alec Scheiner. The idea of an NHL game being hosted in FirstEnergy Stadium has been floated around in the past. Three years ago, Progressive Field hosted an outdoor college hockey game between Ohio State and Michigan. It doesn't sound like the Browns have had much luck with their proposal to the NHL, though:

Although the Browns' new regime of Scheiner and company have done some great things, one of the difficulties they've seemed to have is finding other ways to utilize the stadium for paid events besides 8 regular season games and 2 preseason games a year. Their big score outside of the Browns was getting the USMNT to play a friendly prior to last year's World Cup.