Paul Brown Stadium

Stadium Guide

Aisle Traffic

Aisle Traffic In consideration of all guests, please try to keep all aisles and vomitories clear.

Admittance Policy

All Paul Brown Stadium gates will open ninety (90) minutes prior to kickoff. Patrons showing a Fifth Third Bank Bengals Checking* card at Gate E will be granted access 120 minutes prior to kickoff. Children under the age of two will not be required to have a ticket to gain admission. Once you enter the stadium, you may not exit and then re-enter. Medical emergencies are the ONLY exceptions.

Ticket stubs should be retained throughout the game to allow ushers to verify seat locations to which holders are entitled.
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Alcohol Policy

The following alcohol policies are in place to ensure that all guests enjoy the event in a safe and comfortable environment.

  • No alcohol will be sold to a guest who appears to be intoxicated
  • Guests passing alcohol to minors will be ejected and subject to arrest
  • Guests possessing alcohol who do not have proof of being at least 21 years of age may be ejected
  • We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest.



ATMs are located throughout the stadium for guest convenience at the following locations:

  • Outside Stadium - North Plaza outside Gate C
  • North Plaza - inside the Pro Shop
  • East Sideline - Section 140
  • West Sideline - Section 114
  • East Canopy - Section 332
  • West Canopy - Section 312
  • East Club - Section 241
  • West Club - Section 212



To provide a safer environment for the public and expedite fan entry into Paul Brown Stadium, the Bengals are enforcing the NFL Clear Bag Policy. Click here for more details on this NFL policy.


To help assure an enjoyable football viewing experience for all fans attending games at Paul Brown Stadium, guests must observe the following policy:

  • Banners must not contain profane or obscene material
  • Banners must not be hung, held or carried in a manner that interferes with or obstructs the view of other guests
  • Banners must not cover or obscure any fixed or electronic Paul Brown Stadium signage
  • Banners must not be affixed to poles or sticks
  • Banners may not be larger than 3 ft x 8 ft.
  • Banners may not be hung over field wall graphics.

Banners may be hung from the stadium façade provided they otherwise meet these requirements. Stadium management reserves the right to prohibit banners due to space availability and message content


Camera Policy

Small cameras with a lense that does not exceed 6" are permitted in Paul Brown Stadium. However, please refrain from the use of flash photography. Video cameras will not be permitted in Paul Brown Stadium without prior written permission from the National Football League and the Cincinnati Bengals.


Children under the age of two (2) are not required to have a ticket to enter the stadium.

Club Seat Access

Club Seat guests may enter Paul Brown Stadium at the designated Club entries adjacent to Gates A and D as well as any other gate and may access either of the two club lounges.

Concessions & Souvenirs

A wide variety of food, drink and merchandise stands are located throughout Paul Brown Stadium.


From I-75N/I-71N: Take I-75/I-71 north to the 2nd or 5th Street exit in Ohio; follow traffic police to desired parking lot.

From I-75 South: Take I-75 south to the Freeman Avenue exit and go south on Freeman Avenue; turn left on Mehring Way and follow directional signs and traffic police to desired parking lot.

From I-71 South: Take I-71 south to the Gilbert Avenue/Riverfront Parking exit or 3rd street/Downtown Parking exit and follow directional signs and traffic police to desired parking lot.

From I-471: Take I-471 north to west US 50/I-75; take the 3rd Street exit and go west on 3rd Street; follow the traffic police to the desired parking lot.

Designated Driver Program

Designated Driver Booths are located at Gates C and D. Guests wishing to participate must be 21 years of age with a valid driver's license. In return, registered guests will receive one coupon redeemable for a soft drink during the game.

Drop-off areas

There are two separate drop-off areas available to the elderly and the disabled. The first is located along the east side of Central Avenue between Pete Rose Way and Mehring Way, heading north on Central Avenue. There is also a drop-off area at the corner of Race Street and Freedom Way.

Due to traffic congestion on Central Ave. the road will be closed until 30 minutes after the event. Pick up of guests after the event may begin once Central Avenue is reopened.


Elevators are reserved for use by disabled guests (along with one campanion) as well as suite holders and club seat patrons.

Family Restrooms

For the convenience of families visiting Paul Brown Stadium we have 14 family restrooms located throughout the stadium at:

  • East Sideline - Sections 134 and 146
  • West Sideline - Sections 104 and 116
  • Plaza - Sections 102, 118, 132, 148 and 150
  • North Club - Section 224
  • East Canopy - Sections 337 and 343
  • West Canopy - Sections 306 and 314
  • East Club Lounge
  • West Club Lounge


Fan Code of Conduct

The Cincinnati Bengals have established a "Fan Code of Conduct" for all of our season ticket holders, their guests and other fans who attend our games. We are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all of our fans, both in the stadium and in the parking lots we control around the stadium (Lots A,B,C,D,E, U,1, and Freedom Center). We want all fans attending our games to enjoy the experience in a responsible fashion.

The following behavior is prohibited in the stadium and in the parking lots listed above:

  • Interference with the progress of the game (including throwing objects onto the field)
  • Intoxication or other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption that result in rude or irresponsible behavior
  • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, or illegal in nature
  • Fighting, taunting or threatening remarks or gestures
  • Foul or abusive language or gestures
  • Sitting in a location other than the Guest's ticketed seat
  • Standing, sitting or loitering in aisles
  • Standing on seats or chairs
  • Smoking in any area of Paul Brown Stadium
  • Displays of affection not appropriate in a public setting
  • Public indecency
  • Possession and/or use of illegal drugs or firearms
  • Obscene, indecent or offensive clothing
  • Failing to comply with instructions from ushers, parking attendants, security or law enforcement
  • Interfering with other fans ability to enjoy the game
All Season Ticket Holders and Parking Pass Holders are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of their guests as well as those using their tickets or parking passes. Violations, by either the Season Ticket Holder or anyone using their tickets or parking passes, may result in being ejected from the stadium or parking lot, and their season tickets, parking privileges and Charter Ownership Agreements are subject to revocation without refund.

The Cincinnati Bengals and Paul Brown Stadium thank you for adhering to our Fan Code of Conduct.


Fan Information

Fan Information Carts are located by Gates A, B, C, D, & E. We value the input of our guests regarding their experience at Paul Brown Stadium. Please feel free to request a comment card at one of our Fan Information Booths. Your comments help us make your visit to Paul Brown Stadium more enjoyable.

First Aid

First Aid stations are located throughout the stadium at:

  • East Sideline - Section 136
  • West Sideline - Section 116
  • North Plaza - Section 129
  • East Canopy - Section 334
  • West Canopy - Section 316



There are seven (7) entry gates. All entrances are accessible for guests with disabilities.

  • Gate A is located on the West Sideline off Central Avenue
  • Gate B is located on the Northwest Plaza
  • Gate C is located on the Northeast Plaza
  • Gate D is located on the East Plaza off Elm Street
  • Gate E is located on the Southeast Plaza off Mehring Way
  • East Club VIP
  • West Club VIP


Handicapped Parking

Every lot provides handicapped parking spaces for season ticket holders with passes for the lot. In addition, single-game parking is available for handicapped patrons in Lot 1, which is located at the corner of Pete Rose Way and Central Avenue.

Handicapped parking in Lot 1 is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Handicapped Seating

Paul Brown Stadium has over 1000 handicapped seating areas available; if you have special seating needs please contact the Bengals ticket office at 513-621-8383. Our Ticket office is open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays 9 a.m. until noon. On game day, handicapped seating can be arranged by visiting the North Ticket office (located between Gate B and Gate C on the north end of the stadium).


Fans wishing to report poor fan behavior during Bengals games at Paul Brown Stadium may do so by sending a text message to “JERK” at 69050. Fans using too much foul language will first get a warning from stadium security. Those who continue could be ejected and have their season tickets and personal seat licenses revoked. More serious offenses could lead to arrest. When callers report problems such as threats, fights or drunkenness, security officials will use the stadium's video cameras to focus on the offenders and then respond.

Jungle Zone

The Jungle Zone is a pregame event located in the Southeast corner on the Plaza. It begins three (3) hours prior to kickoff and ends at the start of the game. The Jungle Zone consists of the following attractions:

  • Music
  • Food and Beverage
  • Group Private Party Tents
  • Free Interactive Games


Lost and Found

Any items found should be turned in immediately to a Fan Information Carts, located at Gates B, C, D, & E. To inquire about lost items, please contact Paul Brown Stadium Security at 513-455-4850, Monday through Friday. All items must be picked up within 30 days.

Medical Emergency

For any medical emergency while inside Paul Brown Stadium, notify any Paul Brown Stadium Team Member, who will contact medical assistance. If patrons know in advance that they may need to exit Paul Brown Stadium for a medical emergency, they may register at the Plaza Level First Aid room located in the north end zone closest to Gate C, prior to or upon departure for later admittance.


The Cincinnati Bengals will make every effort to facilitate the availability of season parking passes in lots near Paul Brown Stadium. The lots in close proximity to Paul Brown Stadium are sold on a season basis. Individual game parking is available in lots north of Third Street. For information please contact the Ticket Office at 513-621-8383.


You and your belongings may be searched upon entry into the stadium. By tendering a ticket and entering the stadium, you consent to such searches and waive any related claims that you might have against the NFL, its member clubs, their affiliates and stadium landlord, or their agents. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the stadium.

Playing Field

Patrons may not enter the playing field at any time. VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED.

Press Box

Only accredited members of the media, authorized Bengals staff, and Visiting team staff are permitted access to the Press Box.

Prohibited Items

Click here to see a listing of items that are not allowed in Paul Brown Stadium.

Public Transportation

Due to limited parking, we encourage patrons to utilize public transportation. Drop off area for Metro is located under Second Street in the Transit Center.

Radios and Televisions

Hand-held radios and televisions are permitted as long as you listen with an earpiece or headphone. Please be considerate of neighboring fans when using radios or televisions.


Guests leaving the stadium before or during events will not be allowed back into the stadium. Medical emergencies are the ONLY exceptions.

Resale of Tickets

No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of ticket broker in the City of Cincinnati unless licensed as provided under city ordinance. The resale of tickets on Paul Brown Stadium property is prohibited. Violators are subject to arrest and confiscation of tickets without refund, along with possible loss of COA and/or season tickets privileges.

Security Checks

All guests entering the stadium will be subject to a visual search by stadium security personnel prior to entering the gates. In addition, fans that wear or bring heavy clothing, jackets or blankets will be asked to open up such items for an inspection of the item. All guests are encouraged to come early so that they may enter the stadium in a timely manner. Guests may only bring bags into the stadium that are smaller than 12" by 12" by 6".

Scoreboard Messaging and Public Announcements

Special announcements on the public address must be limited to medical and police emergencies. Paul Brown Stadium does not display birthday, anniversary or other personal messages on the scoreboard.

Smoking Policy

Paul Brown Stadium is a smoke-free facility. As a result of recent legislation, smoking is no longer permitted in any public place, including all areas of Paul Brown Stadium. E-Cigarettes are not permitted in the seating bowl. Your cooperation in following this policy is appreciated. Guests who fail to comply with the policy after appropriate warnings may be subject to ejection from Paul Brown Stadium.

Stadium Rental & Events

The Cincinnati Bengals are rolling out the orange carpet to welcome you and your guests. Our two Club Lounges, conference rooms, press dining room and party suites offer ideal banquet facilities for groups ranging from 25-1,000. The areas are available for rental during non-game/event days. Our spectacular river and city views offer a memorable setting for your social affair. For information, call our Events Coordinator at 513-455-4830 or click here.

Stadium Tours

You can schedule Paul Brown Stadium tours Monday through Friday during the hours of 10 a.m - 2 p.m. from April 1 through mid July. Tour costs are $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for children 18 and under, and $7.00 for seniors. To schedule a tour please call 513-455-4800.

Team Store

The Bengals Pro Shop is located on the Plaza level in the north end zone of Paul Brown Stadium. Business hours are:

  • Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

During non-event days, free parking is available on the North Plaza.



Tailgating is permitted in parking lots surrounding the stadium. Guests are asked to not block other parking spaces or interfere with other guests. For any questions regarding tailgating please call Central Parking at 513-946-8100.

Will Call

Game days: Will Call is located at the North Ticket Windows, between gates B and C. Will Call is open 4 hours prior to kickoff until the end of the 2nd quarter.

Non-game days: Will Call is located in the Bengals administration building at Gate E. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.