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Bengals Training Camp, presented by Fifth Third Bank, returns to Cincinnati for the seventh straight year in 2018, with numerous open practices between July 26 and Aug. 11. Those practices will be free to the public and will offer access to the team not available during the regular season.

Most practices will be held on the practice fields just west of PBS. The exception will be “Family Day” practice events inside Paul Brown Stadium, on Saturday Aug. 4. This practice day will feature enhanced attractions for children.

The complete 2018 Bengals Training Camp schedule follows:

2018 Training Camp Schedule

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DATE PRACTICE TIME PRACTICE LOCATION NOTES
Thu. July 26 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Fri. July 27 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Sat. July 28 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Sun. July 29 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Mon. July. 30 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Wed. Aug. 1 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Thu. Aug. 2 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 3 6:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Sat. Aug. 4 1:00 p.m. PAUL BROWN STADIUM Family Day - Gates open at 12:00 p.m.
Mon. Aug. 6 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Tue. Aug. 7 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 10 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Sat. Aug. 11 3:00 p.m. PRACTICE FIELD Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

​ADMISSIONS GUIDLINES

Most practices will be held on the practice fields just west of PBS. The exception will be “Family Day” practice events inside PBS, on Saturday Aug. 4. This practice day will feature enhanced attractions for children.

Seating capacity for the practice fields will include 1250 bleacher seats, plus additional room for fans to stand along the sidelines. No passes will be required to enter.

Fans will be allowed to bring small soft-sided coolers, unopened bottles of water and food into all practices. Concessions and Bengals merchandise will be available to purchase. No chairs or other temporary seating will be permitted.

​FAMILY DAY

Bring the family to Bengals Family Day at Paul Brown Stadium. There will be activities surrounding the concourses including: Inflatables, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Photo Booth, Ben-Gal Cheer Zone, and Play 60 Zone. The first 2,000 kids to visit our Kids Club Booths will receive a give-away item. Fans in attendance can enter to win one of ten Bengals Prize Packs by posting their pictures on social media using #BengalsFamDay.

Tickets for 2018 home games will be available for purchase and ticket representatives will be on hand to show fans available Season Ticket and Ticket Pack seat locations.

At the conclusion of the Family Day practice inside PBS, the entire roster of players will be available for autographs.

Family Day FAQ'S:

Do the activities/attractions for the children conclude when practice is over?

- Activities will conclude at 3pm.

What can I bring into the stadium?

  • Strollers - Yes
  • Food & Beverage - Water and any food item that can fit in a 12"x12"x6" bag.
  • Umbrellas - No

Will concessions be available during practice?

- Yes, concessions will be available with special Family Day options

Which gate(s) will be open for stadium access?

- Gates A, B, C, D, and E will be open

Where can I park?

West lots A, B, D and E are open for parking on Family Day.

​FIFTH THIRD BANK VIP SEATING

The first 53 fans to enter the gates to the practice fields and show a Fifth Third Bank Bengals Checking debit card or credit card will be upgraded to the Fifth Third Reserved Bleacher Seats AND receive a seat cushion to take home. This promotion does not apply to the practice inside the stadium.

​AUTOGRAPHS

At the conclusion of every practice on the practice fields, groups of players will be available for autographs for 15 minutes post-practice.

For the safety of pedestrians, no autographs will be permitted as players enter or leave the practice fields.

​HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY

Handicapped patrons do have access to training camp practices both on the practice fields and inside the stadium. Paul Brown Stadium has ADA seating, and arrangements will be made with stadium security to provide autograph opportunities post-practice for these fans. The practice fields are accessible at the public entrance on the northeast corner of the complex via eight steps and then a flat walking path to the public bleachers. Fans in wheelchairs will be directed to the team entrance at the southeast corner of the complex where a ramp allows access to the fields and then near to the bleachers. Parking is available in Lot 1 or Lot E, which have marked handicapped spaces.

​DIRECTIONS TO PAUL BROWN STADIUM & PARKING

Location: The stadium is approximately five blocks west of Great American Ball Park. It is bordered by Pete Rose Way on the north, Mehring Way on the south, Elm Street on the east and Central Avenue on the west. The southern border of the stadium is one block from the Ohio River, and will be connected to the riverfront with a public park.

Directions:

» From I-75 Southbound, use exits at Freeman Avenue and 2nd Street.

» From I-75 Northbound, use exits at 2nd Street and 5th Street in Ohio.

» From I-71 Southbound, use exits at 3rd Street or Gilbert Avenue.

» From I-471 Northbound, use exits at 3rd Street or 6th Street.

Parking:

Parking for all practices is available in the public lots downtown at established prices for those lots. 

Prices vary on days of Reds home games.

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