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Report: Cleveland wants a Stadium Series game

From Tony Grossi, Cleveland Browns reporter for ESPN:

#Browns prez Alec Scheiner tells me he wants to host an NHL Stadium Series game in FirstEnergy Stadium. NHL reception has been cool, tho.

— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) January 31, 2014

It’s worth noting that Scheiner -- who joined the Browns after years in the Cowboys organization -- is on the board of directors of Legends Hospitality, the concessionaire that operates catering, concessions, merchandising and other management services at Yankee Stadium. The NHL just wrapped a highly-successful two-game Stadium Series at Yankee, selling out both contests.

As for FirstEnergy Stadium... it has primarily been used for football and concerts, as well as a handful of international soccer friendlies. While there hasn’t been a NHL team in Cleveland since 1978 (the Barons), the city is reasonably close of a number of current clubs, namely Columbus, Detroit, Buffalo and Pittsburgh.