10 things you need to know about the Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC

2020 will be the 10th year for the Big Apple Browns Backers, the ONLY Cleveland Browns Backer location in New York City and arguably the rowdiest chapter in the entire country.

We’re a crazy bunch and like our CLE sports misery mixed with a healthy dose of alcohol and tomfoolery.

We’ve worked hard to build an amazing community of Cleveland fans living in NYC and pride ourselves on welcoming all Browns fans into our flock.

Visiting the Big Apple for the weekend? Cleveland-native that recently moved to NYC? Please JOIN US for one of our watch parties!

We’ve got a massive & gorgeous viewing site located at The Liberty bar, with lots food & drink specials and a dedicated wait-staff.

Here’s everything you need to know about enjoying your Sunday with the Big Apple Browns Backers:

  1. We only show the Browns game.
  2. Be nice to your bartenders & wait-staff and remember to tip with appreciation.
  3. No reservations. First come, first seated. We believe in communal / lunch-room seating. Get friendly.
  4. Seating begins 90 minutes before kick-off (ie, 11:30 am for a 1pm game).
  5. This is our church: treat the bar, it’s staff and other fans with respect.
  6. NO FANS FROM TEAMS WE’RE PLAYING THAT WEEK! If for some stupid reason you’re rooting for our opponent, or wearing their gear, you will NOT BE PERMITTED to watch the game (this counts for any friends or significant others that Browns fans might bring).
  7. NO STEELERS FANS! They are strictly prohibited and will be mocked relentlessly.
  8. If you refuse a free shot by the Shot Penguin an angel loses its wings.
  9. In this COVID-era, please be smart & safe.
  10. And most importantly, always remember: THIS IS OUR YEAR!

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Thank You For an Amazing Weekend of Browns Football in NYC


Many thanks to the 1,200+ Cleveland Browns fans who joined our tailgate party at MetLife Stadium before the Jets game on Monday Night Football.

One member of the Browns organization described it as “one of the largest Browns tailgates at a visiting stadium I’ve ever seen!”

An even bigger thank you to the GNATS Tailgaters from the Lake Front Airport in Cleveland who made the trip to NYC to help us co-host the tailgate. Without them, that amazing party wouldn’t have been possible.

Kudos to Larry and his Muni-Lot bus crew, who against all odds, managed to find a parking spot in mid-town Manhattan directly in front of the bar during our Welcome Party. If that isn’t divine intervention, we don’t know what is.

And a big shout-out to everyone who attended our Sunday night Welcome Party at our home bar, Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill. Thank you to the entire staff at Bro J’s, who shut down their entire restaurant to accommodate our massive private party — you guys rock. Photos from that event are below.

Throughout the weekend, our events raised over $2,000 for a local pet adoption charity in NYC.

» View the Welcome Party Photo Album on Facebook

» Download individual photos from Google Drive

P.S. We’re still waiting for members of the Cleveland Browns ownership team to apologize for bailing on both our events. Don’t worry guys, we’ll be happy to install a new WIN FRIDGE stocked with not-Bud-Light in honor of your lack of attendance & support.

 

Big Apple Browns Backers: Tailgate & Welcome Party Info for the Jets Game

Tailgate info for Cleveland Browns vs Jets game at Met Life
Cleveland Browns fan? Going to the Jets game Week 2? Here’s everything you need to know about our official Browns Backers tailgate on Monday, September 16th at MetLife Stadium.

Details for the game-day tailgate:

WHAT: a massive 1,000+ person tailgate, co-organized and run by the GNATS Tailgaters who are visiting us from Cleveland. All visiting Browns fans are encouraged to attend and we’ll be joined by other local Backers chapters.

Buy your drink tickets in advance!

We will NOT be selling walk-up drink tickets the day of the game. You can BYO beer and booze if you don’t buy a ticket.

WHEN: Monday, Sep 16th. Starts at 3:30pm. FYI – they won’t let you in before.

WHERE:
MetLife Stadium, north end of Parking Lot J (see map)

  • We’ll be set up curbside inside of Lot J. (Section 23)
  • Driving to the game? Buy a Yellow parking pass in advance and park in section 22.
  • If your group is driving a bus, park in Lot L, Section 1. You’ll need to buy a bus parking pass.

COST: Free to attend. Drink tickets are $23

Please, please, BUY YOUR DRINK TICKETS in advance. This is critical so we can adequately order enough beer & booze for our tailgate.

Simply go through the link above and you’ll be given a wristband at the tailgate. 

Online Tickets // Ends Sep 14th:
– $23, all you can drink beer & booze
– $7, all you can drink water & soda

Note: Because it’s a night game, we’re not going to be serving food at the tailgate. So eat before or BYO snacks, sandwiches, and whatever else you want to munch on. MetLife stadium also has really good food options once you get into the stadium. 

GETTING TO THE GAME:
You can get to and from MetLife stadium via the train, bus from port authority, or Uber, all of which are detailed on their stadium website. Note: buses start running 2.5 hours before kickoff. Our tailgate starts 5 hours before. Do the math.

In the above map, please note our location with respect to the Port Authority bus, Rail station and Uber drop off.

Still have a question about the big weekend? Email us.

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Watch Cleveland Browns 2019 Preseason Games in NYC

Big Apple Cleveland Browns Backers NYC Sunset
Can’t wait for the NFL season to kick off? The Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC will be showing Cleveland Browns’ 2019 preseason games at our official viewing site and Cleveland sports bar:

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ – Murray Hill
181 Lexington Ave (corner of E. 31st)
New York, NY 10016
» Click here for Map

Cleveland Browns Preseason Watch Parties in NYC:

W1: Thu, Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm vs Redskins
W2: Sat, Aug 17 @ 4:00pm vs Colts
W3: Fri, Aug 23 @ 7:30 vs Bucs
W4: Thu, Aug 29 @ 7:30pm vs Lions

These games are NOT on local TV. Our friends at Brother Jimmy’s have purchased the preseason NFL Game Day package so we’ve got you covered.

Cleveland-only specials include:

  • Half price wings & BBQ sliders
  • Coors Light: $3 drafts, $12 pitchers
  • Blue Moon: $4 drafts, $16 pitches

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Browns vs Jets in NYC: Tickets, Welcome Party & Tailgate – All You Need To Know

Cleveland Browns NY Jets Big Apple Browns Backers NYC
Are you going to the Browns vs Jets Monday Night Football game on Sep 16th in NYC?

The Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC have group tickets at face-value, will be hosting a Welcome Party Sunday night, and are co-hosting a massive tailgate (drink tickets below).

Here’s everything you need to know:

Where can I get tickets to the game?

» GROUP TICKET PORTAL CLOSED / SOLD OUT (updated: 9/11)

Info on our Sunday night Welcome Party:

WHEN: Sunday, Sep 15th @ 8pm

WHERE: Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill
181 Lexington Ave (corner of E. 31st)
New York, NY 10016
» Click here for Map

WHAT:
– Giant party for all local and visiting Browns fans
– Meet & Greet / Autograph session: former Browns players (TBD)
– Browns’ executives and ownership in the house
– Raffling off a ton of autographed prizes and gear
– Food & drink specials (half price wings, sliders, tots, & beer specials)
– We’ll be airing last year’s Browns vs Jets game (and Sunday Night Football)

Details for the game-day tailgate:

» Read this detailed blog post about our tailgate

WHEN: Monday, Sep 16th @ 3:30pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: MetLife Stadium, Parking Lot J

WHAT: a massive 1,000+ person tailgate, co-organized and run by the GNATS Tailgaters who are visiting us from Cleveland. All Browns fans are welcome and we’ll be joined by our friends from the Brooklyn Browns Backers as well as chapters from New Jersey.

In order to adequately order enough beer & booze for our tailgate, we’re asking everyone to please purchase your drink tickets in advance of the tailgate.

We will NOT be selling walk-up drink tickets the day of the game. You can BYO beer and booze if you don’t buy a ticket.

Simply go through the link below and you’ll be given a wristband when you show up.

» BUY TAILGATE DRINK TICKETS

Online Tickets // Ends Sep 14th:
– $23, all you can drink beer & booze
– $7, all you can drink water & soda

Other tailgate details:
– We’ll have a DJ providing tunes
– Bartenders mixing up drinks
– Cornhole tournament for cash
– 50/50 raffle for cash, OBJ jersey, Joe Thomas Bobblehead
– Other hijinks and tomfoolery

Note: Because it’s a night game, we’re not going to be serving food at the tailgate. So eat before or BYO snacks, sandwiches, and whatever else you want to munch on. MetLife stadium also has really good food options once you get into the stadium. 

GETTING TO THE GAME:
You can get to and from MetLife stadium via the train, bus from port authority, or Uber, all of which are detailed on their stadium website.

Also, our friends at the Brooklyn Browns Backers have rented a bus for the Jets game. They’re doing a pickup in Manhattan for those interested, then heading to our massive CLE tailgate. Email Rich if you’re interested in securing a bus seat.

Still have a question about the big weekend? Email us.

THE PAUL BROWN PODCAST:
Our chapter President joined Browns super-fan Paul Brown on his weekly podcast, discussing the planned festivities for the Browns vs Jets weekend in NYC, the origin of our infamous Shot-Penguin, and how we’ve grown our chapter into one of the most exciting and rowdy Backers groups in the world.

» Give it a listen when you’ve got 20 mins

Lastly, be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

And if you haven’t already, please do officially join our chapter. It’s absolutely free and helps us get recognition by the Cleveland Browns organization and among other chapters around the country.

Browns vs Jets MNF game: Group tickets now LIVE!

Big Apple Cleveland Browns Backers NYC Sunset
The Cleveland Browns are playing the Jets Week 2 on Monday Night Football, Sep 16th.

The Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC have secured group tickets at face value, allowing you to sit with your fellow Browns fans and beat the secondary ticket market, which already has a MASSIVE markup.

These tickets are going to sell out fast. DO. NOT. WAIT.

» GROUP TICKET PORTAL CLOSED / SOLD OUT (updated: 9/11)

Tickets are available at 3 different price tiers. Prices below INCLUDE all fees:

300 level corner: $71.28 ($120 on StubHub)

300 level prime: $90.43 ($160 on StubHub)

Mezzanine End zone: $101.06 ($170 on StubHub)

Looking for details on our Welcome Party and massive game-day tailgate? Look no further: here’s everything you need to know about the Browns vs Jets weekend in NYC.

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