Football Returns: Browns fans claim all free tickets to training camp

BEREA, OH (WOIO) - The 2015 Cleveland Browns Training Camp kicks off Thursday with the first of 11 free public practices at the team's facility in Berea.

Browns fans collected all free tickets available to the 11 open sessions by July 22, more than a week prior to the team's first training camp practice.

The Dawg Pound also cleared the registration capacity of 60,000 free tickets for the Orange & Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium on June 22, the first day they became available to the public, following an exclusive season ticket member pre-registration from June 16-19.

Fans who have registered to attend camp are encouraged to visit the Cleveland Browns website and Browns Mobile App for daily updates, including weather notifications lists and additional information for each practice.

When arriving with their ticket, fans can enter the Browns training facility through the Beech Street entrance, with gates opening one hour before each session starts. Browns membership services representatives will also be available inside and outside the complex to assist fans.

Parking is available on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University, near the intersection of Beech Street and Bagley Road.

Not including Family Day, the Browns' 13 open training camp practices in 2014 set the third-highest combined attendance since 2005 with a total of 43,740 fans who represented 40 states, plus Washington, D.C. Attendance for 12 of those sessions eclipsed 3,000, while only 11 practices surpassed that mark from 2005-2013.

When the Browns host their intrasquad scrimmage on Ohio State University's campus, it will mark the second time in as many years that the team's highest-attended training camp event has extended outside of Cleveland, allowing fans from across the state to experience live Browns competition. Last year's Family Day attracted 20,673 fans to InfoCision Stadium at the University of Akron, marking back-to-back years the event's attendance surpassed 20,000.

What you can and can't bring to camp:

-Smoking is prohibited.
-Weapons, noisemakers, animals and aerosol cans are prohibited.
-Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
-Plastic bottles and boxed liquids are permitted. Cans and glass are prohibited.
-Soft-case coolers are permitted. Hard-plastic coolers are prohibited.
-Cameras are permitted but must not interfere with another fan's enjoyment of practice. The images reproduced may not be used commercially. Commercial video equipment is prohibited. 
-Umbrellas, strollers, purses, fanny packs, backpacks, and diaper bags are permitted but are subject to inspection.
-Portable folding chairs and lawn chairs are permitted but are subject to inspection.

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