Found November 08, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
PLAYERS: Tom Heckert
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns
Joe Banner is talking. This time, Banner sat down with Nate Ulrich for a Q&A about a variety of topics. Like Scott Petrak’s article this morning, it is must-read stuff for Browns fans. One note of interest is that while Browns fans speak of domes, Joe Banner is thinking a bit more pragmatically starting with the basics at the gates and concession stands. I don’t think I’m telling anybody anything they don’t know that there were longer lines at the concession stands than ideally we’d like to have there be. We’ll probably increase some of the varieties of food options. I think there’s some pedestrian and car traffic issues that we can enhance to help people get in and out of the building faster. I know we’re gonna do an evaluation of the number of gates and the opportunity there to maybe streamline lines. These are just headlines of things we’re gonna work on. Again, it is must-read stuff from Banner. He again re-iterates his solid relationship with Tom Heckert as well as his thoughts on Heckert’s Philly exit. [Related:Banner on Heckert: “we have the same priorities”]

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