Condition Assessments & Capital Audits
Since the opening of the stadium, OSPORTS/Osborn has been contracted by the Cleveland Browns to perform annual structural assessments/repairs and capital audits. The intent of the annual scope is to maximize the service life of the stadium. The annual concrete restoration scope of work is developed to utilize the City of Cleveland’s repair funds in the most beneficial manner. Typical repair work includes concrete repair, expansion joint replacement, traffic coatings and waterproofing of seat decks.
OSPORTS/Osborn was retained to provide the structural and mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services for the first phase of this critical stadium modernization project. The $60M project cost included the installation of two large new video boards behind each end zone. The crystal clear images allow the fans unparalleled access to the players. We provided the design to support the new hi-tech sound system that enhances the spectator’s game day experience. In addition, the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design included the design support of upscale concession spaces leased by Cleveland-area nationally acclaimed chefs. Improvements included the addition of two high-speed escalators to allow fans to access their seating areas as quickly as possible.
Funding a project of this magnitude required that the team partner with local sponsors to offset construction costs. The Browns engaged several prominent companies to create unique seating areas that contribute to making the facility an imposing playing environment for the opposing teams. Improvements included segregated seating areas in each corner of the upper deck. Our structural engineering team collaborated with the project architect to meld the new premium seating areas within the existing structural framing system. The availability of these unique viewing areas creates the opportunity to increase revenue.