Browns Training Camp Opens Thursday; What You Need To Know

BEREA, Ohio – 2018 Cleveland Browns Training Camp will feature 15 free public practices at the team’s facility in Berea, beginning Thursday, July 26.

Tickets remain available for prioritized access to select training camp practices. Even for sessions for which all tickets have been distributed, Browns fans who have not yet secured tickets are still welcome to attend camp in Berea on a walk-up basis, as space permits.

After introducing a new training camp layout last year – highlighted by new seating options with improved sightlines – the Browns have incorporated more seats again this year to accommodate fans, in addition to standing room on field level. Since 2016, Cleveland has increased seating availability at training camp by 325 percent to help provide fans an exceptional experience.

Last year, the Browns incorporated new fan friendly elements to training camp, including the Browns Play Football! field zone, a 40-yard dash area and photo opportunities with “BROWNS” letters and team-branded gloves, to complement other family friendly and football focused activities. This year, the Browns have also added vertical jump testing, life-size banners where fans can compare their measurements to current Browns players – RB Duke Johnson Jr., DL Myles Garrett and QB Tyrod Taylor – and oversized bobbleheads of Pro Football Hall of Famers OT/K Lou Groza and QB Otto Graham and legendary Browns alumni QB Bernie Kosar and OL Joe Thomas.

In 2018, Browns fans will once again be offered free water to ensure they stay hydrated throughout camp. Fans may visit the Deja Blue cooling station on the east side of the facility to recharge and receive free water, courtesy of Deja Blue.

More details on opportunities for Browns fans who come to training camp practices are included below.

Browns fans may secure prioritized access by registering for tickets online and downloading the Browns Mobile App. Once registered, fans will receive their tickets through the Browns Mobile App to enter practice. While registering for tickets is strongly recommended, the team will also grant Cleveland fans admittance to practice sessions on a walk-up basis, as space permits.

Browns 2018 season ticket members received a special window to register for open practices June 27-29 prior to public availability on Friday, June 29.

All tickets to training camp will be accessible through the Browns Mobile App. Printed tickets will not be available for training camp in 2018.

Fans have the opportunity to register for prioritized access for up to three practices in Berea, along with a maximum of four guests, as space permits. Parties wishing to attend more than three practices or book for groups of six-or-more people are encouraged to contact the Browns ticket office directly (440-824-3434).

When arriving to open practices, fans can access the Browns training facility through the Beech Street entrance, with gates opening one hour before each session starts. Membership services stations will also be available to all visitors 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.

2018 Cleveland Browns Training Camp is in association with Discount Drug Mart and FirstEnergy.

Browns fans are encouraged to visit and the Browns Mobile App throughout the year, as well as for a daily training camp resource. The Browns Mobile App will offer fans important updates prior to each session, including weather and additional information.

For more information, Browns fans may also call Browns membership services (440-891-5050). Additional details are available at or by e-mailing

 Fan engagement at 2018 Browns Training Camp:

Cleveland Browns player autographs

Select Browns players will sign autographs following each training camp session.

 Annual Cleveland Browns First and Ten Blood Drive (July 28)

On Saturday, July 28, the Browns will support the Northeast Ohio community by hosting the Annual Cleveland Browns First and Ten Blood Drive at 12 sites across Northern Ohio to benefit the American Red Cross, which provides fans an opportunity to participate in the First and Ten volunteering movement. Browns alumni will be on site at select locations, where all presenting donors will receive two upper level tickets to the Browns-Eagles game on Aug. 23 and a commemorative Browns First and Ten T-shirt (while supplies last), as well as have the chance to win Browns memorabilia and passes to a select training camp session. The Annual Cleveland Browns First and Ten Blood Drive continues to be among the largest blood drives to aid Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign was established in 2014 to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities throughout the world by giving back for at least 10 hours each year. By giving blood, fans are contributing to the First and Ten movement by helping others in need. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter the sponsor code “BROWNS” or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767). For more information, visit

 Browns Give Back – Browns First and Ten tent

On the east side of the facility, Browns fans can pledge to #give10 and join the team’s First and Ten volunteering movement. During training camp, fans will have the opportunity to sign the First and Ten Banner, as well as receive orange #give10 wristbands to be unified with others through volunteering. Browns First and Ten community partners will also be present at camp to share opportunities for how fans can give back within their communities. The Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign was established in 2014 to inspire fans to volunteer to help their communities by giving back for at least 10 hours each year. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual’s city across the globe, as well as the franchise’s local community. Browns fans have pledged nearly 2 million hours of volunteering to help their communities, including coaches, players and staff. Fans can also engage with @Browns and @BrownsGiveBack to share their stories of how they #give10, and one fan will be selected as a First and Ten Coin Toss Captain at a game this year. The Browns also highlight participants throughout the year on the team’s website, through social media accounts and during home games each season.

 rowns Play Football! Field Zone

The Browns Play Football! Field Zone will return to the northeast corner of the facility, where the team will lead fans in youth football drills each day. After completing the non-contact passing, receiving and agility drills, participants will have the opportunity to be featured in a Browns Play Football! Photo Gallery on

 Browns Play Football! Jersey Days

Launched in 2016, the Cleveland Browns will continue Play Football! Jersey days in 2018 for local youth and high school football teams at training camp as the Browns encourage coaches and teammates to attend practices together. Teams that register for practice sessions through Browns youth football and wear team jerseys to camp will receive special gifts when arriving at camp, as well as other engaging opportunities with the Browns. August is Play Football! Month, when teams across the NFL will celebrate all youth and high school football players and coaches. For more information, visit

 Discount Drug Mart (July 26-27, Aug. 1-2, Aug. 12-13)

An associate partner of 2018 Cleveland Browns Training Camp, Discount Drug Mart will offer giveaways such as key chains, footballs, koozies and more when fans visit and spin Discount Drug Mart’s prize wheel.

University Hospitals 

Throughout camp, University Hospitals and its Healthy Fan program will host select screenings, sign-ups or giveaways. University Hospitals will also provide t-shirts to fans on Thursday, July 26 at the group’s tent and Saturday, July 28 when entering the facility (while supplies last). On select dates (July 27, July 29, Aug. 3 and Aug. 4), Browns fans may also visit University Hospitals’ tent for a free health screening, including non-fasting cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure testing.

Training Camp Daily, presented by 7UP

In 2018, Training Camp Daily, presented by 7UP, returns to Berea and will air regularly at night on SportsTime Ohio. The 30-minute show is hosted by Jim Donovan and features a breakdown of practice sessions and an interview with a Browns player each evening it airs.

 Aramark and local food and beverage offerings

During camp, Aramark will serve fans tasty food and beverage options, including stadium fare at fan-friendly prices. Additionally, multiple Cleveland-area food trucks will be on site this year to provide guests diverse dining choices.

Deja Blue cooling station

When Browns fans are looking to relax, they can visit the Deja Blue cooling station, located on the compound’s east fence, to rest in the shade with a pleasant mist. Deja Blue will also provide free water to fans throughout training camp on the east side of the facility to ensure fans stay hydrated.

Cleveland Browns membership and guest services

Cleveland Browns membership services staff will be stationed alongside the south fence to answer fans’ questions. Season ticket members can also swipe their 2018 Season Ticket Member Benefit Cards, which was included in season ticket packages, to be entered for a chance to win exclusive Browns experiences. Fans can also contact the group by e-mailing

Browns Backers Worldwide

Guests can join Browns Backers Worldwide, one of the largest organized fan clubs in all professional sports, by visiting the group’s station on the southeast side of the complex. All fans can check out the club’s modernized website throughout the year by visiting

Browns merchandise 

Throughout camp, Browns fans can purchase team gear at the indoor Pro Shop to prepare for the 2018 season. Exclusive training camp items will be available at this location during open sessions, as well as many items that are ideal for post-practice autographs. The Pro Shop will also offer Browns fans free shipping on future orders placed for custom jerseys.

Browns Puppy Pound

For the fourth consecutive year, the Dawg Pound will have the opportunity to meet local animals in need of homes at the Browns Puppy Pound. Since the program’s launch, more than 220 puppies from the Northeast Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) were adopted by Browns fans at training camp practices. The Northeast Ohio SPCA is a non-profit no-kill pet shelter located in Parma. Click here for more information on the Northeast Ohio SPCA (9555 Brookpark Road, Parma, OH 44129).

Paramount (July 26-27, July 30, Aug. 1-3, Aug. 6-7, Aug. 13-15)

Through Paramount Advantage’s Dawg Pound Healthy Rewards Program, eligible fans who complete an annual check-up can enter to win Browns prizes and the opportunity to win unique Browns VIP experiences.

Universal Windows Direct (July 26-30, Aug. 1-2, Aug. 4, Aug. 12, Aug. 14)

Universal Windows Direct will hold an interactive games area and will offer Browns fans an opportunity to win tickets to select games at FirstEnergy Stadium this season.

JACK Cleveland Casino (July 29, Aug. 12)

JACK Cleveland Casino will provide giveaways for eligible fans, including t-shirts, water bottles, keychains, sunglasses and more.

Military Appreciation Day (Aug. 2)

As an extension of the Browns’ year-round commitment to individuals who serve the country, a group of military members representing all branches and their families were invited to training camp to be recognized by the Browns through the USO of Northern Ohio. The USO of Northern Ohio is a community partner of the First and Ten movement. Arby’s will also provide lunch to the special guests.

 Fifth Third Bank (Aug. 3)

On Friday, Aug. 3, Fifth Third will provide seat cushions to the first 1,500 fans to arrive at training camp as they enter the facility.

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