From the time Johnny Manziel was drafted late Thursday night, to 5pm EST on Friday, the Cleveland Browns ticket office had sold over 2,300 season tickets. Browns President, Alec Scheiner, has already gone on record saying that the team will sellout all of their home games for the upcoming 2014 season. The announcement is a welcomed one for a franchise that has consistently ranked near the bottom of the league in sellout percentage for home games. Of the 32 teams in the NFL, the Browns saw their best sellout percentage in 2013 over the past four years. Before that they were hovering between the 24th-to-26th ranked teams.
Year- NFL Rank in Sellout Percentage 2013- 19th 2012- 24th 2011- 26th 2010- 25th
With Johnny Football coming to Cleveland that could all change. Not only do they get a franchise quarterback, but they also get someone who will excite a fan base in desperate need of revival.
Scheiner went on to say that even though the addition of Manziel will have significant financial benefits, it was strictly a football decision. “The beauty of picking Johnny was that this was a football decision only,” Scheiner said. “It had nothing to do with business in any way.”
Season-ticket prices range from $190 to $2,900 at FirstEnergy Stadium, and despite the increase in demand the Browns will keep prices flat.
If you get a chance check out Rovell’s full article on ESPN, right here. Just know who might’ve tipped him off about the sales.