With the Bengals battling to win the AFC North Division, the NFL has directed the club to begin sending invoices to season ticket holders for potential home playoff games.
"It is exciting to be in a position where we could host up to two playoff games," said Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn. "Given where the team stands, it's time now to start this process. After our season ticket holders have been accommodated, we will look to make tickets available to other fans."
First, season ticket holders will have the chance to purchase their seats for the playoffs and the option to buy additional playoff tickets. Once those requests are filled, fans who bought multi-game Ticket Packs during 2012 would have an opportunity to purchase tickets. Playoff ticket availability to other fans will be pending the results of these earlier steps.
The Bengals will host a game in the Wild Card round on Jan. 5 or 6 if they claim the division title. They would not host a game in the Divisional round (Jan. 12-13), but could also be the host if they advance to the Jan. 20 AFC Championship game.
Season ticket holders are being sent invoices covering their current seats for the two possible home games. For any games not played, season ticket holders may have the payment applied to their seats for 2013, or they may apply for a refund.