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Orange & Brown Scrimmage returns to FirstEnergy Stadium

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Cleveland has not had their scrimmage at FirstEnergy Stadium since 2013, but will be back for 2017 on August 4th.

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Are the days of Akron and Columbus finished when it comes to the Orange & Brown Scrimmage?

The Cleveland Browns unveiled their 2017 training camp practice schedule on Tuesday, which you can see in full here. Also of note is the return of the Orange & Brown Scrimmage to FirstEnergy Stadium on August 4, where there had not been a training camp session since 2013. In 2014, the annual tradition was moved to Akron because construction upgrades at FirstEnergy Stadium were ongoing. From 2015-2016, the session was moved to Columbus, a market that former team president Alec Scheiner appeared greatly interested in. But after a plan fell through to potentially move training camp to Columbus, now the city isn’t even getting the Orange & Brown Scrimmage.

Although the events were well-attended in Columbus, selfishly, I will enjoy the return to FirstEnergy Stadium. Here are the details of the event.

EVENT: Cleveland Browns' Orange & Brown Scrimmage
WHEN: August 4th, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WHERE: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
REGISTER: Free registration for the Orange & Brown Scrimmage opens to season ticket members on June 27 and to all fans on June 29.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The Browns’ press release specifically states that this will be a “full-pads scrimmage format.”