Cincinnati Bengals open preseason Friday with game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WCPOPublished: August 11, 2017
Published: August 11, 2017

Football season is upon us! The Cincinnati Bengals open the preseason with back-to-back home games, including a 7:30 p.m. Friday opener at against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a 7 p.m. Aug. 19 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Cincinnati will play a nationally televised (Fox) road game on Aug. 27 at Washington, marking the eighth time in the last eight years for the Bengals to be selected by the league's broadcast partners for a national game. The Bengals' other road game will be a Thursday night finale in Indianapolis against the Colts. The Buccaneers, Chiefs and Colts games will be televised by the Bengals Preseason TV Network. Single-game preseason tickets are now available for the Bengals two home games starting at $25. Fans may purchase tickets by calling the Bengals Ticket Hotline at 513-621-8383 or toll-free at 866-621-8383, online at or by visiting the Paul Brown Stadium ticket office. The ticket hotline and ticket office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Though dates and kickoff times for the Bengals' regular season schedule are yet to be announced, the list of home and road opponents has been set. The regular season home schedule features AFC North Division rivals Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, along with the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts. Season Tickets start at $400 and flexible payment plan options are available. City Traffic Engineer Dennis Lechlak reminds fans that traffic is restricted around Paul Brown Stadium on a typical game day starting about 3 to 4 hours before the game to handle pedestrian crowds. Check the list below.

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