|place||Cleveland , Ohio|
|owner||City of Cleveland|
|operator||Cleveland Stadium Authority|
|start of building||June 24, 1930|
|opening||July 1, 1931|
|demolition||November 4, 1996|
|costs||$ 46.5 million|
|architect||Walker & Weeks
Osborn Engineering Company
|capacity||81,000 seats (football)|
After the Cleveland Stadium was closed in 1996, the stadium was demolished and the Browns and Indians moved to newly built stadiums. The Cleveland Indians have been playing at the newly built Jacobs Field (later renamed Progressive Field ) since then, and the Cleveland Browns have been playing at FirstEnergy Stadium since 1999 .
In 1974, the high wire artist Karl Wallenda crossed the pitch as part of the break program of a sporting event.
- Video Vault: Karl Wallenda's 1974 walk across Cleveland Stadium on a wire. (No longer available online.) Newsnet5.com, January 21, 2013, archived from the original on September 5, 2017 ; accessed on September 6, 2017 (English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.