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Browns to Host Up to 12K Fans vs. Eagles Despite COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Advisory

The intend to host fans at FirstEnergy Stadium for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles despite Cuyahoga County officials issuing a stay-at-home advisory earlier this week.

Per Mary Kay Cabot of, a Browns spokesman confirmed the team plans to continue hosting up to 12,000 fans for games as they "continue to monitor the circumstances and remain flexible."

On Wednesday, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health announced a stay-at-home advisory through Dec. 17 because of "a dramatic increase" in COVID-19 cases throughout the county.

The announcement noted that Cuyahoga County hospital facilities have seen a positive coronavirus rate of 15 percent since November 13.