Browns Pre-Season Opponents Announced

Browns Pre-Season Opponents Announced

Published Apr. 12, 2011 5:17 p.m. ET

That annual clash of NFL titans, the Great Lakes Classic, is in peril.

Also known as the annual Browns-Lions pre-season game, the Great Lakes Classic will only be played if the lockout is resolved by August or federal judges stop all the labor fun by forcing the season to take place. If the strife isn't resolved, our fond memories of one-time Team President Carmen Policy's smirk-inducing attempt at branding a pre-season game will be interrupted. Please try not to panic.

Until then, file the following under "speculation" until we know there really is going to be an NFL pre-season. We'll all nervously bite our fingernails in the meantime, hoping that we'll be able to once again see this epic annual clash of generally sub-mediocre NFL teams.

By the way, the Browns have plenty of great season tickets are still available. And will likely continue to be, unless the players and owners can figure out an equitable way to share unimaginable wealth without squabbling.

Here is the press release from the Browns.

- Barry McBride

For Immediate Release
April 12, 2011
The Cleveland Browns’ 2011 preseason opponents were announced today, and the list features matchups against three teams that qualified for the 2010 playoffs, including the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. 
For the third consecutive year, the Browns will open their preseason campaign against Green Bay as they host the Packers on the weekend of August 11-15. For the 10th consecutive season, the Browns will face Detroit in preseason action, when they welcome the Lions to Cleveland Browns Stadium during the weekend of August 18-22.
Cleveland then travels to Lincoln Financial Field to face the Philadelphia Eagles on the weekend of August 25-29. It will be the first preseason meeting between the two clubs since 2006. The Browns will conclude the preseason September 1-2, when they travel to Chicago to meet the Bears. The contest marks the eighth straight year that Cleveland and Chicago have met in the preseason finale.
Aug. 11-15       vs.  Green Bay Packers       Cleveland Browns Stadium   
Aug. 18-22       vs.  Detroit Lions                Cleveland Browns Stadium 
Aug. 25-29       at   Philadelphia Eagles      Lincoln Financial Field
Sept. 1-2           at   Chicago Bears              Soldier Field

Specific dates and times will be announced in the near future. All preseason games will air on the Cleveland Browns Radio Network (WMMS 100.7FM).

Cleveland Browns 2011 season tickets are now available.  Fans can purchase season tickets by calling (440) 824-3434, toll free at (888) 891-1999 or online at