Know Before You Go When The Bengals Face The Chiefs In Week 17

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Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah (87) takes a photo with fans after a 41-21 win over the Baltimore Ravens after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)

The Bengals play their final home game of the 2021 season against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at 1 p.m. Here is everything fans need to know for attending the game.

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

  • Kickoff: 1 p.m.
  • Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
  • Jungle Zone: Ithika
  • Color Guard: US Coast Guard
  • National Anthem: Marlana VanHoose
  • Ruler of the Jungle: "Bengal Jim" Foster, 2021 Fan of the Year
  • Parking: Lots 1, A, B, D, E & Hilltop open at 12:30 p.m.; fans can purchase a parking pass ahead of time. Garages will open at 9 a.m.

Fifth Third Bank will make gameday a Fifth Third better® with early access at Gate E 30 minutes prior to regular admission when you show your Bengals Debit Card and game ticket.

RULER OF THE JUNGLE

The "Ruler of The Jungle" leads fans in the signature Who Dey chant right before kickoff to get the crowd roaring. The Ruler of The Jungle for Sunday's game will be "Bengal Jim" Foster, who is the Bengals 2021 nominee for NFL Fan of the Year.

The NFL began the Fan of the Year contest to "celebrate extraordinary fans who inspire others through their love of football and bring an 'original spice' to what it means to be a fan." A staple in section 158, "Bengal Jim" Foster embodies everything that is Who Dey Nation.

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JUNGLE ZONE

Jungle Zone is located on the expansive lawn of Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center. Jungle Zone opens two hours prior to kickoff and features food, drinks, music and games for all ages.

ARRIVE EARLY

The Bengals are expecting a full house at Sunday's 1 p.m. game against the Chiefs. The Bengals strongly encourage fans to arrive early for faster entry into Paul Brown Stadium. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Fans should arrive at the gates before 12:30 p.m. to avoid missing kickoff.

Very few tickets remain for Sunday's game. Fans can visit bengals.com/tickets or call the Bengals Ticket Hotline at (513) 621-8383 to purchase tickets with no fees.

MOBILE TICKETING

The Bengals are fully mobile. Mobile tickets are easier to manage and enable contact-free entry. Fans can access their tickets by downloading the Official Bengals App, which is available for free via the App Store for iPhone users and the Google Play Store for Android users. Instructions on how to access, transfer and scan mobile tickets can be found at bengals.com/tickets/mobileticket.

CLEAR BAG POLICY

Fans are encouraged not to bring bags to Paul Brown Stadium. The only bags permitted under the NFL Clear Bag Policy are clear plastic bags (smaller than 12" x 6" x 12") and small clutch purses (smaller than 6.5" x 4.5"). Clear bags are available at the Bengals Pro Shop. For more information, visit bengals.com/stadium/bagpolicy.

CASHLESS PAYMENTS

Paul Brown Stadium is now cashless. The entire stadium is cashless, including all concession stands and retail locations. Visitors can expect to exclusively use a credit card, debit card or mobile payment for all purchases in the facility. Fans can transfer cash to a universally accepted debit card for no fee at cash-to-card kiosks located in the stadium. There are two locations: one on the north side of the stadium by Gate B (Sections 120/122) and one on the south side of the stadium by Gate E (Sections 148/149).

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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, 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."

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