Know Before You Go When The Bengals Host The Dolphins In Preseason Action


The Bengals close the preseason hosting the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at 4 p.m. Here is everything fans who are attending the game need to know.


  • Kickoff: 4:02 p.m.
  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Color Guard: Newark High School Air Force JROTC
  • National Anthem: Holly Angel
  • Theme Of The Game: Play Football
  • Ruler of The Jungle: James "JB" Brown. Fans should be in their seats at 3:45 p.m. for the ceremony.
  • Parking: Lots 1, A, B, D, E & Hilltop open at 12 p.m.; fans can purchase a parking pass ahead of time.

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.


Paul Brown Stadium is going cashless beginning on Sunday. Paul Brown Stadium joins other local venues like Great American Ball Park and Kings Island in going cashless. Questions? Learn more at

Visitors to the stadium for games, concerts and other events can expect to exclusively use a credit card, debit card or mobile payment for all purchases in the facility. Going cashless allows the stadium to operate more efficiently and effectively as cashless transactions are faster, more secure and reduce wait times to allow fans to get back to the action sooner.

The entire stadium will be cashless, including all concession stands and retail locations. Roaming vendors (hawkers) will be equipped with mobile credit card devices to process cashless payments.


Mobile tickets are easier to manage and enable contact-free entry. The Bengals transitioned to mobile ticketing in 2020 and will continue to be fully mobile in 2021.

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


The Bengals' new pregame ritual, the Ruler of The Jungle ceremony, debuts this Sunday. 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.

The Ruler of The Jungle for Sunday's game will be Bengals superfan and franchise icon James "JB" Brown.


The Jungle Zone is moving across the street to the expansive lawn of Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center. From live music performed by your favorite bands to testing your arm strength with the QB Blitz Toss, the new and improved Jungle Zone will feature fun experiences for all ages. The Jungle Zone opens two hours prior to kickoff (2 p.m.).


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


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."