The Bengals kick off the 2021 season at home on Sunday (1 p.m.) against the Minnesota Vikings. This season represents an exciting new chapter celebrating the past and the start of new traditions. Football plays a key role in bringing the community together in an electric atmosphere as was seen across so many college football stadiums this past weekend. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to welcome back many returning starters including quarterback Joe Burrow and participate in the new Ruler of The Jungle pregame ceremony.
Limited tickets remain on all three levels of Paul Brown Stadium. The best place to buy tickets is directly through the Bengals: there are no processing fees on tickets purchased through the team, which saves fans on average 30% compared to tickets purchased on the secondary market. Fans can visit bengals.com/tickets or call the Bengals Ticket Hotline at (513) 621-8383 to purchase tickets with no fees.
The Bengals unveiled a fresh, clean and modern uniform design with elements that unite the team's past and future. This marks the Bengals' first major uniform change in 17 years, and the fourth significant uniform redesign in team history. The Bengals will wear the all-white combination for the first time to kick off the 2021 season.
RING OF HONOR
The Bengals formed a Ring of Honor to recognize former players, coaches and individuals who have played a significant role in the franchise's history and tradition. The Ring of Honor Game will take place on Thursday Night Football on Sept. 30, when the Bengals play the Jacksonville Jaguars. The inaugural class featuring Ken Anderson, Paul Brown, Anthony Muñoz and Ken Riley will be inducted during a halftime ceremony. For more information, visit bengals.com/ringofhonor.
SEASON TICKET BENEFITS
The Bengals added new benefits to provide additional value to Season Ticket Members. Two noteworthy benefits for 2021 include exclusive gifts and concession discounts to redeem on gameday. Season tickets continue to offer the best seat locations and lowest prices. Fans can choose from four membership options with each package offering unique perks for all types of fans, including avid fans, casual fans, families and businesses.
The top of The Jungle on the 300 level has been rebranded as the Canopy Crazies. The Canopy is great for anyone looking to enjoy the return of live events and socialize with special menus and signature cocktails. The 9-game party pass is available HERE and membership includes a Canopy Crazies t-shirt. Canopy Crazies are the Bengals' version of a student section that brings the energy, the party and the community that makes football games so special.
The Bengals are taking the engaging videos and personality fans see on social media into The Jungle. Creative content designed to engage the crowd and drive excitement will play on the videoboards to create a louder home-field advantage. Fans will also see enhanced player introductions with smoke-breathing tigers, touchdown fireworks, the Stripes Squad interactive hype team and new signage around the stadium and on the field wall.
RULER OF THE JUNGLE
To get fans cheering and engaged before kickoff, there is a new pregame ceremony called the Ruler of The Jungle. The ceremony starts at 12:55 p.m. and is a stadium-wide Who Dey chant led by a Ruler – a Bengals legend, celebrity or super-fan – from a jungle-themed throne. The Ruler of The Jungle for Sunday's game will be Bengals Legend Bob Johnson, who holds two distinct honors in Bengals history: he was the first player ever drafted by the Bengals in 1968, and he is the only Bengals player to officially have his number retired (No. 54).
Fans can start their gameday at the new Jungle Zone, located on the expansive lawn of The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center across from Paul Brown Stadium. Jungle Zone opens two hours prior to kickoff and features music, food, drinks and games for all ages. Admission is free. Fans can test their arm strength with the QB Blitz toss, play cornhole, meet members of the Stripes Squad and watch the Ben-Gals perform before heading over to the game.