Bengals Announce Fan Protocols At Paul Brown Stadium

The Bengals will host fans at Paul Brown Stadium for the first time this season when the team plays the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. A variance approved by the State of Ohio will allow 6,000 fans to attend the game. The fans will be located in seating zones and suites socially distanced throughout the stadium.

A number of new protocols are in place to help fans feel confident, safe and comfortable when coming to Paul Brown Stadium, including enhanced cleaning protocols, mandatory face coverings and assigned pod seating. For more information, download the latest version of the Official Bengals App, visit or call the Bengals Ticket Hotline at (513) 621-8383.

Seating Zones

Paul Brown Stadium has been divided into four seating zones with designated entrances for each zone. The seating zones are located on the east and west sides of the stadium on the Field Level and 200 Level. Each of the four zones will have 1,500 people. The first seven rows of the Field Level have been covered with tarps to provide additional distance to on-field personnel. One section in each end zone containing fan cutouts will be closed indicating the dividing line between seating zones. The Canopy Level of the stadium will also be closed.

Pod Seating

Tickets were sold in pods of 2-6 seats, socially distanced to the nearest pod. Fans in the same pod should be family or close acquaintances. Fans should stick with their pod in their seats and throughout gameday.

Social Distancing

Fans must stay six-feet socially distanced to other parties, including in the stands, walking the concourse, going to the restroom and concessions.

Mandatory Face Coverings

Face coverings are mandatory at all times, except while actively eating or drinking.

No Tailgating

Tailgating in the parking lots is prohibited.

Mobile Ticketing

All tickets are mobile to support contactless entry. Fans should download the Official Bengals App to access their tickets.

Contactless Payment

Concession stands will be open with heightened protocols. Fans can use Apple Pay, Google Pay or tap to pay options for contactless payments.

Clear Bag Policy

The Clear Bag Policy is in effect. The only bags permitted are clear plastic bags (smaller than 12 x 6 x 12) and small clutch purses (approximately the size of your hand, with or without straps).

Enhanced Stadium Cleaning

All high touch surfaces in the stadium common areas will be cleaned before, during and after each game. Hand sanitizer and sinks will be readily available so fans can keep their hands clean.

Fan Health Promise

Fans must not come to the game if, in the last two weeks, they have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19.