[newsnet5.com] CLEVELAND – Cleveland Browns Stadium may soon be getting a new name, and the talk of it is ‘sparking’ conversations in northern Ohio.
A source who claims to be connected with the Wilson Football plant in Ada, Ohio, told NewsChannel5 that the company made footballs for the Browns with the name “FirstEnergy Field at Cleveland Browns Stadium” on them.
The source said about 60 footballs were manufactured and shipped out last Thursday. Wilson, located in Hardin County, is the official manufacturer of footballs for the National Football League.
And late Monday, our news partner — the Akron Beacon Journal — reported there will be an event Tuesday at 2 p.m. to announce the naming rights for the stadium.
However, neither the team nor FirstEnergy are talking about the possibility of the stadium being renamed.
“If you are referring to an earlier report from today, we do not have a comment on that,” said Neal Gulkis, a spokesman for the Browns.
FirstEnergy offered information about its connections to Cleveland sports teams.
“FirstEnergy has been a proud supporter of civic, arts and professional sports organizations throughout the company’s service area, which extends across Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. In Ohio, we’ve long championed Cleveland teams with prominent sponsorships at Browns Stadium, Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena,” said Todd Schneider, spokesman for FirstEnergy. “While we remain committed to partnering with local community leaders and businesses to make our communities attractive places to live and work, we have no new announcements regarding any major sponsorships at this time.”
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