Council Approves Resolution To Remove FirstEnergy Name

Cleveland City Council approved an emergency resolution calling for FirstEnergy’s name to be removed from Cleveland Browns stadium.

In a 16-1 vote, the council cited the company’s role in a bribery scheme now under federal investigation.

Cleveland city councilman Michael Polensek spoke before the vote.



The vote does not mean FirstEnergy’s name will be removed, as the utility has a naming rights deal with the Browns.

The vote serves more as an official statement by the city council.