The Cincinnati Bengals applied and received an extension to sell their remaining tickets for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Bengals didn't expect to push the remaining tickets prior to Thursday's deadline, so the league granted a 24-hour extension until 48 hours prior to kickoff (aka, 1 p.m. on Friday).
According to the team, approximately 3,500 tickets remain in a game that could clinch Cincinnati a postseason berth with a win and a Dolphins loss, or a Ravens loss, but that game won't be played until later that afternoon.
"We have tickets available on all levels of the stadium," said Andrew Brown, Bengals ticket sales manager. "We are working hard to close that gap, and if our fan response stays as strong as it has been so far this week, we can have a full house for the Vikings."
If the game is a sellout by 4 p.m. tomorrow, it will be televised in the Bengals home market on Fox network affiliates WXIX-TV (Channel 19) in Cincinnati, WRGT-TV (Channel 45) in Dayton and WDKY-TV (Channel 56) in Lexington, Ky. Fans may purchase tickets by phone through the Bengals Ticket Hotline (513-621-8383), on-line through Bengals.com, or in person at Paul Brown Stadium.