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Bengals announce plans for fans attending training camp practices

Can’t come soon enough.

NFL: NFL Draft Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

We’re just two weeks away from the start of training camp for the Cincinnati Bengals. And while it will still be different compared to what it was like before 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Bengals fans will have a chance during camp to watch their favorite team.

On Tuesday, the Bengals announced they are inviting fans to Paul Brown Stadium for Back Together Saturday on July 31st. Fans will be able to watch the Bengals practice while enjoying a variety of free family-friendly activities, including inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, pictures with Who Dey and a Ben-Gals Cheer Zone.

Gates will open at 2 pm ET, and fans can enter through Gates A, B, C, D and E. Players and coaches will start taking the field shortly after 2:30 pm, and practice will begin at 3 pm.

Free parking is available starting at 12 pm in lots surrounding Paul Brown Stadium (Lots A, B, D, E and Hilltop West).

Admission is free, and fans must have a mobile ticket to enter Paul Brown Stadium. Fans can claim their free tickets at Fans will be asked to adhere to the NFL Fan Health Promise, however masks and proof of vaccination will not be required.

The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a Bengals silicone wristband. Fans will have the opportunity to win autographed footballs and other prizes while watching practice. There will be no in-person player autographs due to current NFL protocols.

Back Together Saturday is the only time this season the Bengals will practice inside Paul Brown Stadium in front of fans. Bengals radio announcers Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham will provide live commentary throughout practice.

Additionally, the team announced that a limited number of fans will be able to attend Bengals training camp practices on Saturday, Aug. 7th and Sunday, Aug. 8th. The practices will start at 3 pm on the practice fields just west of Paul Brown Stadium. Gates will open at 2:30 pm. Approximately 1,000 tickets will be available each day.

Registration to enter the drawing for the opportunity to receive free tickets is open at through Monday, July 26th. Fans will be able to register for the chance to win two tickets and will only be eligible to receive tickets for one of the practices. Recipients of tickets will be randomly selected and notified by Friday, July 30.

No other training camp practices will be open to the public.

SOON Bengals fans. Soon.