The chants, cheers are barks are returning.
Fans will be back at training camp in Berea after a year’s absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. They will arrive with Super Bowl aspirations.
The Browns went 11-5 last year then reached the divisional round of the playoffs for the first time in 26 years. They return the entire starting offense and spent the offseason upgrading every level of the defense.
The team announced Thursday that camp will begin July 28 and feature 12 free practices for fans at team headquarters. They will all start around 2:25 p.m. with gates opening an hour earlier.
The camp logistics have been modified to emphasize health and safety, and attendance will be nearly 2,000 at each practice.
Starting Monday, fans can register for a chance for up to four tickets per account through the team’s mobile app or website, ClevelandBrowns.com. A lottery will determine who gets the tickets, with a limit of one practice per registrant. Season ticket members and those on the waitlist will receive prioritized access to a percentage of tickets for each session.
The dates open to fans are: July 30-31 and Aug. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18.
“We greatly look forward to welcoming our fans back to Browns training camp in Berea this year as our entire team definitely missed their contributions to the atmosphere in 2020,” Haslam Sports Group president and Browns partner JW Johnson said in the news release. “While the setup will be different than past years due to the league’s health and safety protocols, we are fully dedicated to providing our fans with an engaging experience.”
Fans are not required to be vaccinated to apply for tickets, and masks aren’t mandated. But medical experts recommend those who aren’t fully vaccinated consider wearing a mask when in larger groups. The team will have hand sanitizer stations and implement health and safety measures for everyone.
Fans will enter at the northeast corner of the facility, rather than the Beech Street entrance used in the past.
Local youth and high school football teams can contact the community relations department for information on tickets.