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Bengals: Fans will soon be allowed to return to Paul Brown Stadium

Posted at 11:34 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 20:31:05-04

CINCINNATI — Fans will be allowed to return to Paul Brown Stadium for the first time in the 2020 season when the Bengals play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Only 6,000 fans will be allowed to purchase tickets and fans will be assigned seating in zones and suites socially distanced throughout the stadium, a press release from the team states.

Here are the rules fans will need to follow:

  • PBS will have four seating zones and designated entrances for each zone. Each zone will have 1,500 people seated in a socially distanced spacing. The first seven rows of the field level will be covered with tarps and closed. One section in each end zone, containing fan cutouts, will also be closed, in addition to the canopy level.
  • Tickets will be sold in pods of 2-6 seats, socially distanced from other pods.
  • Fans must stay six feet from other parties in the stands, while walking to the concourse, going to the restroom and in line for concessions.
  • Face coverings are mandatory at all times, except while actively eating or drinking.
  • Tailgating in the parking lots will be prohibited
  • All tickets are mobile to avoid additional contact and fans should download the Bengals official app to access their tickets.
  • Concession stands will be open and provide the option for contactless payments to encourage distancing and less direct contact during sales.
  • The clear bag policy will be enforced. The only bags that will be permitted in PBS will be clear plastic bags smaller than 12x6x12 and small clutch purses roughly the size of a person's hand.
  • Fans should not come to the game if, in the last two weeks, they tested positive for COVID-19, were exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms associated with COVID-19.

The team said all high-touch surfaces in the stadium common areas will be cleaned before, during and after each game. Hand sanitizer and sinks will be readily available so fans can keep their hands clean.