Storied NFL franchise opens Heritage Hall in BrownsTown
The Cleveland Browns' long and storied history will now be brought to life through the brand new Heritage Hall in BrownsTown that opened Monday afternoon. The exhibition space, located inside Cleveland Browns Stadium, measures more than 4,600 square feet and includes over 30 mementos from the Pro Football Hall of Fame's collection.
Browns President Mike Holmgren talks about the signifance of the team's history.
The Hall of Fame has also shipped the 16 bronze busts of Browns Hall of Famers to be on display through the week and for the special unveiling the Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor. The team will introduce its new Ring of Honor during a special halftime ceremony of their home opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Among the artifacts on loan from the Pro Football Hall of Fame are Otto Graham's AAFC MVP trophy from 1948, jerseys worn by tight end Ozzie Newsome and running back Jim Brown, and coach Paul Brown's bronzed coaching cap.
The Browns' franchise originated in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) where they competed for four seasons from 1946 to 1949. The team joined the NFL in 1950.
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