Here is the Browns emailed release on Family Day at InfoCision Stadium in Akron:
The Browns will host their intrasquad scrimmage at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 at University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium, with gates opening at 10:30 a.m.
To attend the free event, Browns fans can register for general-admission tickets by visiting www.ClevelandBrowns.com, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. Individuals have the opportunity to request up to six seats, as space permits. Fans are encouraged to contact the Browns ticket office directly (440-891-5050) with questions.
Cleveland will welcome its fans from Akron, Northeast Ohio and throughout the region with special family-friendly pre-game and postgame activities.
From 9:30-11:30 a.m., the team will set up entertaining fan-engagement elements on Vine Street, including a Browns alumni autograph area (10-11 a.m.), a zip line, inflatables, face-painting stations and a food court.
The location will also hold a First and Ten booth, the team’s signature community program, established to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities; and a Browns PLAY 60 area, in association with University Hospitals and American Dairy Association Mideast and Fuel Up to PLAY 60, which is aligned with the NFL’s mission to help kids get at least 60 minutes of exercise each day.
Upon entry, fans are also encouraged to participate in the Cleveland Browns Foundation’s Back to School Campaign by donating new school supplies or a monetary contribution to support local area youth.
After the final whistle, Browns players will sign autographs for fans in attendance. Select Browns fans will also be given jerseys off the backs of their favorite athletes.
Food and beverage offerings will be available to fans throughout the intrasquad scrimmage.
When the Browns compete in Akron, it will mark the first time Family Day has extended outside of Cleveland, allowing fans from Akron and beyond to enjoy live Browns action. Since 1946, Cleveland has played 19 preseason games in Akron, with the most recent exhibition contest drawing 30,751 fans on Sept. 8, 1973.
The 2014 Cleveland Browns Family Day is in association with University Hospitals.
Cleveland Browns PNC Bank Debit Card holders can gain access to Family Day at 10 a.m. by showing their cards and tickets at Gate 1, located at the southwest corner of the stadium. Each Cleveland Browns PNC Bank Debit Card will allow a maximum of five ticketed guests.
The Cleveland Browns 2014 training camp will feature 13 free public practices at the team’s facility in Berea, beginning July 26, as well as free access to the team’s scrimmage during Family Day at InfoCision Stadium in Akron on Aug. 2.
All practices at the team’s Berea training facility and Family Day in Akron are free to fans, who may now register online and print a ticket for admission by visiting www.ClevelandBrowns.com/BrownsCamp14.
Browns fans may call Browns guest services (440-891-5050) for more information on training camp registration and practice times.