Know Before You Go When The Bengals Host The Packers In Week 5

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Bengals fans cheer to rally the defense against the Minnesota Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium on September 12, 2021.

In Week 5, the Bengals host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at 1 p.m. from Paul Brown Stadium.

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.

Here is everything fans who are attending the game need to know.


  • Kickoff: 1 p.m.
  • Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive by 12:30 p.m.
  • Jungle Zone: The Gambit
  • Ruler of The Jungle: Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Zach Apple
  • Honor Guard: UC Air Force ROTC
  • National Anthem: Andrea Brown
  • Theme Of The Game: Crucial Catch
  • Game Sponsor: TriHealth
  • Parking: Lots 1, A, B, D, E & Hilltop open at 9 a.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 "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 two-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Zach Apple.

Apple is an Olympic professional swimmer who specializes in the sprint freestyle events. A Cincinnati area native, Apple was born in Trenton, Ohio. Apple holds two gold medals at the Olympic Games, while also setting a world record for the 4x100m medley relay at 3:26.78.


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."

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