Want to go to a Bengals game this year? Most likely, you're out of luck says the director of ticket sales Kevin Lane; unless you get season tickets.
"By as soon as August, the best that we may be able to do is put you on a waiting list," Lane said, already preparing for that possibility this week. The Bengals have sold about 60,000 season tickets so far, he said - in a stadium that holds 65,376. No season-ticket figures for last season were available.Over 90% of the stadium is sold out fot the entire season. And the team expects that percentage to rise as we get closer to training camp. Are the Bengals the next NFL team that will have a lengthy waiting list?
Fans who want to attend only a game or two will have to deal with the secondary market - ticket brokers, online auctions, scalpers or friends with season tickets - because the Bengals don't expect any tickets for single games or multiple-game packages to be available.
FOXSPORTS' Adam Schein believes, if Palmer returns, then the Bengals are legit Super Bowl contenders.
It's a really simple equation. If Palmer can play 16 games this year, Cincinnati is a legit Super Bowl favorite in the AFC.