I don't recall this being discussed, and since there are Browns fans here...
I'm not a Browns fan, but I wouldn't want a dome over the stadium, even if retractable. They're all the rage now, but I think they'll be regarded in the same way as the cookie cutters twenty years from now. I just don't like 'em.
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/9258709/detail.html Cleveland Will Ask For Super Bowl L
Stadium Will Need To Have Retractable Dome Installed
CLEVELAND -- Cleveland City Council members Monday night approved the proposal to request Super Bowl L (50) be held in Cleveland. As part of the deal, the city will install a retractable dome on the Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Approving the proposal to request the Super Bowl is the first step in a rather lengthy process of getting one of the most popular championship games in sports, WEWS reported.
The cost of putting a retractable dome on the Stadium is estimated at $90 million, but the debate remains on how the project will be funded.
The retractable roof would also permit the stadium to be used year-round for functions other than football.
The developer of the project has created a Web site that shows photos of the roof model and has a downloadable petition.
The petition is available at www.superbowlforcleveland.com.