Hurricane Sandy Unearths 15-Year-Old Cleveland Stadium Rubble From Lake Erie


Hurricane Sandy Unearths 15-Year-Old Cleveland Stadium Rubble From Lake ErieFifteen years ago, the dilapidated Cleveland Stadium — former home of the Browns and Indians — was demolished. Though Cleveland was without a football team for a bit, it’s since been replaced by Progressive Field and Cleveland Browns Stadium — shiny new-age facilities featuring all the amenities you’d expect.

After the demolition, pieces of the stadium were dumped into adjacent Lake Erie to help create an artificial reef to promote sea growth — common practice with military ships, not so much with public stadia. Well, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the remnants of Cleveland Stadium have returned from their watery grave, washing ashore in the wake of the storm, according to Tremont Electric.

Pieces of Cleveland Stadium now litter the Lake Erie coastline by Cleveland Browns Stadium (where Cleveland Stadium once stood), an impressive display of the storm’s power. Keep in mind that Cleveland is quite a ways from the hardest-hit areas on the East Coast.

Photo via Twitter/Tim Russo

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Hurricane Sandy Unearths 15-Year-Old Cleveland Stadium Rubble From Lake Erie

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