Johnny Manziel has boosted season ticket and jersey sales for the Cleveland Browns, and now he’s causing a new stir. Fans who want to attend the Browns open practices in training camp must register online, according to a report from FoxSports.com.
The move comes as an obvious way for the Browns to limit what will be a record number of people wanting to get a glimpse of Johnny Manziel at practices.
Browns President Alec Scheiner told The Associated Press the team can only accommodate about 5,000 fans at the team’s practice facility, and that fans will have to register in advance so ”that we don’t turn away 2,000 or 3,000 fans who just show up.”
Scheiner also said the Browns will announce when the registration capacity is reached, but fans can still come and wait to get in as people depart the practices. The team is also looking to move its training camp to a college campus.
The registration process details have not yet been finalized, but there will be no charge for admission to attend.
So Browns fans, if you want to see Johnny Football in action before the season starts, you’d best keep an eye out for information about registering to attend camp.