Bengals muster sellout of Miami game

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When the Dolphins cut Chad Johnson during training camp, Sunday’s visit from Miami to Cincinnati instantly lost a lot of its luster.

Still, the Bengals managed to sell out the non-premium tickets, thanks to a 24-hours extension of the deadline for doing so.  The team announced on Friday that the local blackout has been lifted.

“We had a very good week of sales and we thank our fans for their support,” said Bengals ticket sales manager Andrew Brown. “We also want to thank [WKRC-TV] for their help in getting us over the top.  We are looking forward to a great atmosphere with a full house.”

The acknowledgement of WKRC-TV suggests that the local CBS affiliate bought up a certain number of tickets at 34 cents on the dollar.  Since the Bengals opted not to take advantage of the new rule that allows the threshold for non-premium ticket sales to be dropped to as low as 85 percent, all non-premium tickets had to be sold.

The Bengals have now sold out games against the Browns and Dolphins.  With the Steelers, Broncos, Giants, Raiders (and Carson Palmer), Cowboys, and Ravens remaining on the schedule, it would be a shock if any of the home games are blacked out.

10 responses to “Bengals muster sellout of Miami game

  1. Bengal fans may wish the remaining home games were blacked out with that list of tough opponents coming up.

  2. Typical Bengals fans, talking tough a quarter of the way through the season. I guess they do it because they don’t have much to brag about come January almost every season.

  3. Well what else are they gonna do in Cincinnati? It’s either watch the game or watch paint dry.

  4. Actually, there is quite a lot to do in Cincinnati now. They’ve really made it fun to go downtown again. There are several bars and restaraunts around the stadiums and it provides a great atmosphere. Not only that but across the river is just as hopping in Newport,KY. That also happens to be a short walk across the bridge.

    I know everyone loves to hate on Cincinnati, but if you know anything about the city other than “hur hur, the Bungals suck, hur hur”, you would know most of what’s said isn’t true.

  5. It’s the crapiest city in Ohio, by far.

    As a matter of fact, Ohio rocks, except for Cincinnati.

  6. Glad to see you are trolling Bengals posts again, Joe. The Palmer trade must really be burning you up. I read that he has the highest incompletion percentage because of mis-thrown balls in the league. He misses open receivers more than anyone else.
    Your team is bad, and you should feel bad.

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