CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns fanbase has officially made their decision on what field design will be used at FirstEnergy Stadium in 2022, according to a news release.
In a poll that generated an overwhelming response from fans, the Browns will feature Brownie the Elf, the “running Brownie,” logo at the 50-yard line, giving the team their first midfield logo since 2016.
Brownie the Elf was one of the logos the Browns used during the first season in 1946.
The end zones will be decorated with the side view orange helmet logo, the red AFC logo, and the white, “Browns,” script, the team said.
“We’re super excited about the new midfield logo,” said JW Johnson, Browns Executive Vice President and Partner. “We really wanted to engage our fans in the process.”
Johnson called the Browns’ fans the best in the league and, “some of the best in sports.”
“We really wanted to get their involvement and hear what they have to say,” he said. “We were able to pull of the new logo with the old school Brownie logo.”
The Browns were the only team in the league previously without a midfield logo and the idea of providing Brownie the Elf as a midfield option in the designs was one way the team knew would drum excitement, the release said.
“We love the helmet logo, but Brownie has been around for a long time,” Johnson said. “I think people enjoy him, and we haven’t really showcased him as much as we’d like to.”
Fans will get their first look on the new field design when the Browns will play the home opener Sunday afternoon when they host the New York Jets at 1:00 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium.
You can also see the new design Sunday on Channel 7.
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