NFL Stadium May Have Flammable Panels

, home of the Cleveland Browns, may have been constructed with the same flammable panels used in London’s ill-fated Grenfell Tower.   

FirstEnergy Stadium
AP Photo / Tony Dejak
– FirstEnergy Stadium
in Cleveland. 2009 file photo

The panels are manufactured by Arconic Inc. and made of Reynobond composite material with a polyethylene core, according to an Associated Press report. The panels, also called cladding, help save energy and accentuate the building’s appearance.

Arconic brochures listed the stadium as one of the sites using the panels. Its website stated the Browns stadium used 100,000 square-feet of the panels.

British authorities are investigating whether the panels were a contributing factor to the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 80 in June. City officials have yet to confirm whether the cladding was used in the stadium, and are currently investigating. Arconic no longer makes the product for high-rise buildings.