Know Before You Go When The Bengals Host The Jaguars On Thursday Night Football

Bengals fans stand up to celebrate wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase's first NFL touchdown during the 2021 home opener against the Vikings.

The Bengals will induct the first Ring of Honor class on during Thursday Night Football against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here is everything fans who are attending the game need to know.


  • Kickoff: 8:20 p.m.
  • Gates open at 6:50 p.m.
  • Jungle Zone: DJ Blaze
  • Rulers of the Jungle: Anthony Muñoz, Ken Anderson and Ken Riley II
  • Honor Guard: United States Coast Guard
  • National Anthem: Alyssa Wray
  • Theme Of The Game: Ring of Honor and Latinx Heritage
  • Game Sponsor: Red Notice (Netflix)
  • Parking: Lots 1, A, B, D, E & Hilltop open at 4 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.


The inaugural class of Ken Anderson, Paul Brown, Anthony Muñoz and Ken Riley will be inducted during a halftime ceremony featuring a video tribute, the official unveiling of the names of the inductees on the stadium's east facade and a special jacket presentation.

In addition to the Ring of Honor, the Bengals will recognize the 40th anniversary of the 1981 team's Super Bowl appearance. Nearly 40 members of the 1981 team will be present at the game.


The new pregame "Ruler of The Jungle" ceremony will incorporate the throne as the gameday "ruler" leads fans in our signature Who Dey chant to get the crowd roaring right before kickoff. The Rulers of The Jungle for Thursday's game will be Muñoz, Anderson and Riley's son, Ken Riley II.


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.


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


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 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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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."