Recently, there has been discussion about the Cleveland Browns building a new stadium.
There are significant pros and cons to building a new stadium, but there are also significant worries about staying in their current stadium long-term.
Although there are notable individuals within the Browns organization on both sides of the issue, head coach Kevin Stefanski has made his opinion on the matter abundantly clear.
#Browns HC Kevin Stefanski on @923TheFan: "I love having our stadium down on the lake. I think it's an advantage for us. I really believe that's to our advantage, to have weather as part of the factor."
— 92.3 The Fan (@923TheFan) January 20, 2023
Stefanski believes that the stadium is in the perfect position for the team.
Many across the league have supported the ideology that covered stadiums are the future of the NFL, especially in consideration of the elements.
There is certainly an argument to be had on both sides.
Take Green Bay, for instance.
There have been many iconic NFL games that have taken place at Lambeau Field, which is largely due to the snowfall that they can get on gameday.
Even though Green Bay snow games can be beautiful, extreme snow can impact the start time of a game and can hinder fans from getting to a stadium.
Nobody knows this better than Buffalo Bills fans.
A major difference between Buffalo and Green Bay is that, when it snows in Buffalo, they receive a foot or more of snow at a time, which tends to postpone start times.
In a city like Cleveland, they do not experience as extreme of weather, which is likely why Stefanski doesn’t see a need for a roof.