When the crowd goes wild over a touchdown, when you’re surrounded by a sea of black and Bengal orange, when fans are high-fiving each other over an epic play –that’s right, there’s nothing like quite like a LIVE Cincinnati Bengals game at the Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati, OH.
If you’ve never been to a Bengals game before or to Cincinnati, OH for that matter, we’ve put together a helpful list of what to expect when you attend a game here.
The Paul Brown Stadium is an outdoor stadium that holds over 65,000 people and just 9 miles down the road from the stadium is our InTown Suites Extended Stay Cincinnati OH. What makes our extended stay ideal for a game trip you might ask? Well not only is our location convenient, but we also offer apartment-style amenities like in-room kitchens with a full-size refrigerator, to hold all your game-day snacks! InTown Suites is also one of the most affordable options when it comes to hotels. When you book a room for a week or weekend at InTown Suites, you’ll oftentimes pay less than one night at a standard hotel in downtown Cincinnati.
Tickets to a Bengals game can fluctuate anywhere between $45 each to $130 each, depending on where you sit and what game you attend. Games against divisional opponents like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and the Baltimore Ravens tend to be pricier. For a list of this year’s lineup and to purchase tickets visit the Bengals website.
Cincinnati does offer public transportation through the Cincinnati Bell Connector and the Metro. Though these modes of transportation take a bit longer to get to the stadium, they are a safe bet for game-day fun!
If you choose to drive there are plenty of parking options when driving into a Bengals game. The best places to park are at the CRG East, CRG West, and CRG Mid lots because they are open 6 hours prior to kickoff and allow you to maximize your tailgating time. The Hilltop lot is open 4 hours prior to kickoff and there is also plenty of garage parking, all of which can be purchased in advance.
You must have a tailgating pass in order to tailgate. Tailgating lots allow grilling outdoors only and is prohibited in the garages. Motorcycles, trailers, oversized vehicles, or reserved spaces are not permitted within the tailgating lots. All music must be turned down 1 hour prior to kickoff and driving lanes must stay clear of so that vehicles can pass at all times.
Unique to the Paul Brown Stadium, during game days the Jungle Zone is open for 3 hours of pre-gaming fun prior to kickoff. The Jungle Zone located on the East Plaza Level, between Gates D&E. Here you can enjoy live music or DJ, food, drinks, family-friendly activities like Ninja Warrior races and free face painting, and so much more!
The Paul Brown Stadium and Bengals uphold the NFL clear bag policy. Only clear vinyl or plastic bags 12”x6”x12” are permitted into the stadium. Bags or clutches 4.5”x6.5” or smaller are also permitted within.
While outside coolers, alcoholic beverages, and other beverage containers are not permitted into the stadium, the Paul Brown Stadium offers a wide variety of concessions for purchase. Each level has a variety of food and beverage stands including fan-friendly food that costs $4 or less. Some of the other concessions sold within the stadium include Papa John’s Pizza, Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, nachos, tacos, and brats.