Yoda wrote:They dismantled their team over the years. Plus CLE is a big football town.
After seeing the Browns play everyone should be flocking to Jacobs Field.
Doesn't matter...Browns can be the worst in the NFL, and there will be 80k asses in the seats for their games. Cleveland has always been a football town. Hell, I remember the days at old Municipal Stadium when the Tribe could only put about 5k in the seats.
The mid 90's were a special time. Indians were an offensive power house, Browns left town, Jacobs Field opened...going to a Tribe game was the "in" thing.
Now...Browns are back, Indians dismantled and rebuilt, LeBron hit town and with a tough economy, there is greater competition for people's entertainment dollar.
The current attendence is probably more like the norm for a mid size market and the first few seasons at the Jake were more of an abberation. The Jake will still sell out come playoff time...