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Bengals sell out single-game tickets to Steelers, Cowboys games

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A year after the Bengals routinely played to thousands of fans disguised as empty seats, the home team can expect a full house or something close to it for at least two games.

The Bengals have announced that all single-game tickets have been sold for contests against the Steelers and the Cowboys.

“Single-game ticket sales have been quite strong,” Bengals ticket sales manager Andrew Brown said.  “Fans have reacted well to last year’s playoff season, and we have one of the most exciting home schedules in recent memory.  Demand for many games has been high, with Pittsburgh and Dallas leading the list.  We are also seeing good interest in the home opener against Cleveland, so it’s been a good first week of sales.  While we are out of the single-game tickets for Pittsburgh and Dallas, we can still accommodate fans through a limited number of packages and season tickets.”

This year, the Bengals’ slate of home games is more than “quite strong.”  In addition to the Steelers and Cowboys, the Bengals will host the Broncos and Peyton Manning, the Giants and Eli Manning, and the Ravens.  Otherwise ho-hum visits from the Raiders and Dolphins become must-see-in-stadium-TV with the presence of Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco on those rosters, respectively.

The only soft spot comes from the Browns.  But since that’s the home opener for a team that made the playoffs in 2011, tickets could move well for that one, too.

It creates quite a dilemma for owner Mike Brown, who can reduce the minimum percentage of non-premium ticket sales from 100 to as low as 85.  With teams that put the limit too low having to kick an extra 16 cents on the dollar to the league, look for Brown to opt to stay at 100 percent, or close to it, in 2012.

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10 Responses to “Bengals sell out single-game tickets to Steelers, Cowboys games”
  1. triangletaddler says: Jul 18, 2012 11:43 AM

    Not surprising, seeing as those are the two biggest bandwagon franchises in the NFL.

  2. joetoronto says: Jul 18, 2012 11:44 AM

    Whatever makes Mike Brown the most money in the short term is what he’ll go with.

    The man has no vision and is playing with old money.

  3. Vegas Guy says: Jul 18, 2012 11:56 AM

    Steelers always sell out…. Cowboys are no surprise….

    That’ll probably be it for sell outs unless they end up 4-0, 5-0, something like that.. and even then it might be a stretch.

    Cincy fans are tired of losing and the BS that the Brown family keeps imposing.

  4. getyourownname says: Jul 18, 2012 12:48 PM

    Steeler fans travel well, you have to give them that.

  5. savocabol1 says: Jul 18, 2012 12:53 PM

    If you cant sell out your home opener you don’t deserve to have a team in your city.

  6. willyalistentothis says: Jul 18, 2012 12:58 PM

    Dalton will have to deal with a hostile crowd while under center when Pittsburgh comes into town. Having to go with a silent count in your home stadium is the most obvious sign of being a third rate organization.

  7. joshhatesthesteelers says: Jul 18, 2012 1:09 PM

    I believe before last year they had 56 consecutive sellouts, so it probally wouldn’t be surprising if they sellout every home game this year..The Bengals actually have a pretty loyal fan base considering the BS there inept owner has put them through for the past 25 years.

  8. jpb12 says: Jul 18, 2012 2:57 PM

    Gonna be a terrible (towel) game

  9. footballchic777 says: Jul 18, 2012 3:12 PM

    Bengals fans love their team/hate their owner! And I think more of these games will sell out! And we are going to turn those “terrible towels” into hankies for them to weep into! WHO DEY!

  10. fikuserectus says: Jul 18, 2012 4:27 PM

    Steelers sellout another Bungles game again. :) I’ll enjoy watching the more popular team in Cincinnati (Steelers) shout down the Bungles.

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