The Bengals' new pregame ritual, the Ruler of The Jungle ceremony, debuts this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium before the Dolphins game. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. and fans are asked to be in their seats by 3:45 p.m. to participate in this new tradition.
The ceremony takes place from a jungle-themed throne and features the Ruler of The Jungle leading the crowd in the Who Dey chant right before kickoff to create an energetic gameday environment.
Bengals superfan James "JB" Brown will be the first Ruler of The Jungle. JB's fandom dates back to 1968. He became a recognizable figure to every member of the Bengals, including team founder Paul Brown who rewarded JB's loyalty by welcoming him inside the locker room. JB has been to nearly every Bengals home game in team history and led the team out onto the field for many years. NFL Network produced a feature in 2018 showing JB's dedication to the team.
Start your gameday at the new Jungle Zone located on the expansive lawn of The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center across from Paul Brown Stadium. Jungle Zone opens at 2 p.m. and features music, food, drinks and games for all ages. Fans can meet members of the Stripes Squad and watch the Ben-Gals perform before heading over to the game.
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