Fan Guide to Procedures and Protocols for Sunday's Bengals-Jaguars Game

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.
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.

The Bengals host the Jacksonville Jaguars in a Week 4 matchup on Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be played at Paul Brown Stadium in front of a limited capacity, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is everything fans who are attending the game need to know.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

Kickoff: 1:06 p.m.

Weather: Cloudy with showers, temperature in the low 60s°F, wind from S at 6 mph.

FAN PROTOCOLS

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 Bengals.com/COVID 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.

All fans are to enter Paul Brown Stadium through their assigned entry gate which is listed on the mobile ticket

  • Fans sitting in Field Level East will enter through Gate D
  • Fans sitting in Field Level West will enter through Gate A
  • Fans sitting in 200 Level East will enter through their assigned gate (Gate C, Gate E or the Club East gate)
  • Fans sitting in 200 Level West will enter through their assigned gate (Gate A, Gate B or the Club West gate)

For a full list of seating zones and gate entrances, click here.

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.

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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.

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.

CLEAR BAG POLICY

Based on recommended NFL public safety best practices, we strongly encourage fans to not bring any bags. One (per person) of the bags listed below will be permitted inside Paul Brown Stadium:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12"x6"x12"
  • One-gallon re-sealable clear freezer bag
  • Women's clutch purse no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" with one of the clear plastic bags
  • Medical bags for accompanying patron
  • All items subject to search. All other bags will be denied. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, non-clear cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions with zippered covers, pockets or flaps, computer bags, camera bags, and any bag larger than the permissible size.

SMOKING POLICY

Paul Brown Stadium is a smoke-free facility. This includes cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and any devices that emit smoke. Non-smoking areas include all concourses, bathrooms, seating areas, and stairwells.

Fans will be allowed to smoke outside the major exits (gates in A, B, C, D, E) in a gated area. You will not be exiting the actual stadium so you will not require a ticket, stamp, or pass for re-entry. Please exit the gates into the gated area that states "Smoking Exit."

TV/RADIO COVERAGE

Television: The game will air on CBS-TV. In the Bengals' home region, it will be carried by WKRC-TV (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Ch. 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Ch. 27) in Lexington. Broadcasters are Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and Jay Feely (analyst).

Radio: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).

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