7-20-04, 3:30 p.m.
BY GEOFF HOBSON
In what they are calling a realistic goal, the Bengals begin their final drive to sell out every Paul Brown Stadium regular-season game before the opener Saturday when single-game tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. exclusively through TicketMaster and TicketMaster.com.
On Saturday, the Bengals ticket office and the Bengals Ticket Hotline won't open, but fans wishing to purchase by phone can call TicketMaster locations in Cincinnati at 513/562-4949, in Dayton at 937/228-2323, in Columbus at 614-431-3600, in Lexington at 859-281-6644 and in Louisville at 502/361-3100. Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.com, by linking through Bengals.com, or purchasing in person at TicketMaster outlets. The Bengals ticket office and their Ticket Hotline at 513/621-TDTD (toll free 866/621-TDTD) re-open Monday at 9 a.m.
All games are available for single-game sales except the Sept. 19 Sunday night home opener against Miami, and the Oct. 25 Monday night game against Denver. The limited number of tickets available for those two games can be purchased only as part of a Bengals season ticket plan at the Bengals Ticket Hotline.
"If we have a good sale on Saturday," said director of ticket sales Kevin Lane, "it's going to get things moving quickly to selling out all the games. The momentum really hasn't stopped since June. The response has been overwhelming."