Nearly 70,000 fans will be on hand Friday night at Ohio Stadium for the Browns’ Orange and Brown Scrimmage.
If you are headed to Columbus, or are already a native of the state capitol, here are some things to look for.
The scrimmage will run from approximately 6-8 p.m. head coach Mike Pettine will keep the groupings in tact – first-team offense vs. first team defense,second-team-offense vs. second-team defense etc. Quarterback johnny Manziel will get a few series with the first team offense, however he remains Josh McCown’s backup and the reps are to prepare him for such a role.
Pettine will also devote part of the scrimmage to red-zone offense and defense as well as special teams.
NFL Network will broadcast “Inside Training Camp Live With The Browns” stating at 6 from Columbus featuring play-by-play commentary by NFL Network’s Solomon Wilcots and Mike Mayock.
Fans are encouraged to arrive on the campus of The Ohio State University early. Dawg Pound Drive – located outside of St. John Arena on Woody Hayes Drive – will open at 3:00 p.m and Ohio Stadium’s gates will open at 4:30.
Use the Ackerman Road and Lane Avenue exits off of SR-315 and follow the instruction of traffic staff to park in the following parking lots:
– Buckeye Lots* | Ackerman Road & Fred Taylor Drive ($5.00 – Cash Only)
– West Campus Lot* | Kenny Road & Lane Avenue ($5.00 – Cash Only)
– RV Lots – Riverbank Lots ($25.00 – Cash Only)
It should be noted strollers are not permitted in Ohio Stadium, all purses and bags are subject to search but since Ohio Stadium is not an NFL venue the NFL’s clear bag policy will not apply.
DAWG POUND DRIVE ACTIVITIES
Food Truck Row: Enjoy food from local Columbus food trucks: Dos Hermanos, Kona Ice, The Cheesy Truck, The Angry Wiener, Hot Chicken Takeover and Asian Persuasion
Live music from local Columbus coverband The Martini Affair and Mekka Don:
– 3:00 PM – The Martini Affair
– 4:15 PM – Mekka Don
– 4:45 PM – Cleveland Browns Drumline + T-Shirt Toss
– 5:00 PM – The Martini Affair
Cleveland Browns Alumni Autograph Signings:
– 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Hanford Dixon (CB, 81-89)
– 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Bo Scott (RB, 69-74) – OHIO STATE ALUMNUS!
Cornhole, Face Painting & Browns Inflatables
Extreme Games: Largest Inflatable Slide (30 Feet Tall), Wipeout Inflatable Obstacle Course, Zipline, Inflatable Jacobs Ladder Race, Inflatable Extreme Air Bounce, Inflatable Bounce House
Photo Opportunities: Take a photo with the one and only Swagger or the all-new giant Dawg inflatable!
Locker Room Sale: Don’t miss the chance to purchase discounted Cleveland Browns gear and practice-worn jerseys! This sale is CASH ONLY and all proceeds benefit the Cleveland Browns Foundation.
40-Yard Dash: See how you stack up in the 40 yard dash – get an official clocking and there’s even two lanes so you can race your friends!
Play60 Zone: Kids can run wild and throw the football around on this mini version of the Cleveland Browns gameday field!
Youth Football: Parents can check out upcoming Cleveland Browns Youth Football camps and clinics while kids can spin the prize wheel!
Browns Backers: Register for the official Cleveland Browns Fan Club for FREE and receive a limited edition 2015 Browns Schedule Magnet!
First and Ten: Take the Cleveland Browns First and Ten pledge to give 10 hours of volunteer service to your community and receive the same First and Ten Orange Wristband all the players have!
Season Ticket Members: Stop by the Ticket Service Table to swipe your Season Ticket Member Benefit Card and with any Pro Shop purchases on Dawg Pound Drive and the Scrimmage for the chance to win a Suite for the Luke Bryan Concert for You & Your Friends at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 5, 2015.