Paul Brown Stadium will open its gates to fans for the first time on Saturday, as the team hosts "Family Day"; a practice that includes multiple activities for fans, and a stripped down version of the once-popular intrasquad-scrimmages. Cincinnati is expecting a significant turnout.
"There is plenty of room in the stadium for everyone," said Bengals vice-president Katie Blackburn. "We want to welcome all fans to our 2015 season, and we hope the date being a Saturday will help people make it."
There are activities for kids, free to all fans actually, include inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, pictures with team mascot Who Dey, an NFL Play 60 Activity Zone, and a Ben-Gals Cheer Zone. The first 2,000 kids to visit the Kids Club Booth will receive a Bengals water bottle, a poster and a chance to win a Kids Club membership. All fans will have an opportunity to win one of 10 Bengals Prize Packs by simply Tweeting a photo from practice with #LetsRoar.
If you're looking to become a season-ticket holder, representatives will be on hand to show fans available Season Ticket locations. Fans can buy season tickets for as low as $35 per seat per game this season.
If you go: If you're headed to Paul Brown Stadium with your family, we want to hear about your experiences! Send us your photos, videos and what you thought of Family Day to: CincyJungle@gmail.com.
TIMES: Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. Players and coaches will take the field shortly after 1 p.m. and practice begins at 1:30 p.m.
AUTOGRAPHS: The entire team will be on hand to sign autographs after practice at approximately 3 p.m.
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: Unlike regularly training camp sessions, where a handful of public parking spots near the practice fields are available, most lots surrounding Paul Brown Stadium will be open - specifically Lots A, B, D, and E.