Browns to make fans register for training camp

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“Manzielmania” may just be getting handled better than “Tebowmania”. The Cleveland Browns announced today, through team president Alec Scheiner, that the team plans to have fans register online in order to attend their training camp. ESPN first reported the story, with details on how the team plans to handle the registration.

The team can only accommodate roughly 5,000 fans at its facility, and Browns president Alec Scheiner told The Associated Press the team will have fans sign up beforehand so “that we don’t turn away 2,000 or 3,000 fans who just show up.” Scheiner also said the team will announce when capacity is reached and that fans can still come and wait to get in.

The team is still working out final details of the registration process. Scheiner says camp will remain free of charge and that the club never considered an admission fee.

Realistically, it makes sense. Since Manziel was drafted, over 4,000 season ticket sales have come in, his No.2 jersey is among the league’s top sellers, and this all for a rookie who hasn’t been guaranteed a starting job yet. He’ll have to beat out Brian Hoyer to earn that spot, but one thing is for certain, the fans want Johnny Football, and Cleveland wants to control Johnny Football mania.

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