BEREA — The Browns will hold 13 public practices, along with their annual “Family Day” scrimmage, as part of their 2014 training camp schedule.
Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer announced the itinerary Friday for the three-week camp, which begins July 26 with a 9:30 a.m. practice at the team’s headquarters in Berea.
All camp sessions are slated for the morning and remain free, but fans will be required to pre-register online and print out their own tickets in order to guarantee a spot in the stands.
Interest in the Browns has greatly increased since the drafting of quarterback Johnny Manziel on May 8, prompting club officials to implement the new policy.
Open registration for the 13 practices in Berea begins Thursday at 10 a.m. Fans will be permitted to sign up for four practices and acquire five tickets to each workout via ClevelandBrowns.com/BrownsCamp14.
Larger groups interested in taking in a practice should contact the Browns ticket office at (440) 891-5050. Parking will be available at nearby Baldwin Wallace University off Bagley Road, while the Beech Street gate will serve as the admittance point to the fields.
Because of ongoing construction at FirstEnergy Stadium, “Family Day” has been shifted to InfoCision Stadium on the campus of the University of Akron.
The intrasquad scrimmage takes place Aug. 2 from 11:30 a.m.-2:10 p.m., but ticketing procedures have not been set.
In 2013, the Browns drew 56,306 fans for their 13 open practices and “Family Night” at FirstEnergy Stadium. They averaged 2,475 fans per Berea workout, topped by a crowd of 4,466 on July 28.
Practices in Berea will be July 26-29, July 31-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-6, Aug. 11-13, and Aug. 15. The team will work out from 9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. each day, except for Aug. 11, which will be from 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
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