BEREA, Ohio - Thousands of Cleveland Browns fans made the trip to Berea to watch their favorite players get ready for the 2102 season. Practice sessions open to the public began on July 30, and wrapped up Wednesday.
"It's really surreal to be so close to the players and see them face to face," said long time Browns fan Sally Bradley.
"I'm watching the linemen. They're working on false starts. That's amazing to me," said first time Browns camp visitor Larry Vavro.
Fans had mixed emotions as they left practice. Many are sad that the opportunity to see the Browns training sessions has ended so soon. It also means that the team is much closer to playing their first regular season game against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9. That's what the fans are really waiting for.
"I would love to come back again. This is is my tenth time here," said James Evans of Berea.
Admission is always free. For many it is the only chance to see their favorite players up close and personal.
For 14 years, the Cleveland Browns have allowed the public to attend their preseason practice sessions.
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