Bengals can have 12,000 fans at upcoming games

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There was word on Monday that the Browns will be allowed to have up to 12,000 fans in attendance for future home games and Ohio’s other NFL team got the same word Tuesday.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that state health officials informed the team of the increased capacity via an email. The Bengals had no fans at their Week One home game and opened the doors to 6,000 fans when they beat the Jaguars in Week Four.

Week Seven’s game against the Browns will be the Bengals’ first home game under the new attendance guidelines. Those guidelines call for opening additional seating sections to ensure proper social distancing and no group of fans attending games together can include more than six people.

In addition to those requirements, the Bengals will also be required to work with the Cincinnati Health Department to evaluate compliance during games and discuss any modifications that may be necessary in the future.

8 responses to “Bengals can have 12,000 fans at upcoming games

  1. Being allowed to have 12k and mustering 12k are different things. Of course, as game is against the Browns, always can sell to them.

  2. Find it hard to believe it was happenstance that the new guidelines coincided with the “other” Ohio team coming to town. One day, perhaps, decisions concerning public health will depend less on profit and more on science. Oh heck, who am I kidding…

  3. personallyfoul says:
    October 6, 2020 at 1:11 pm
    Find it hard to believe it was happenstance that the new guidelines coincided with the “other” Ohio team coming to town. One day, perhaps, decisions concerning public health will depend less on profit and more on science. Oh heck, who am I kidding…

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    I’m probably inclined to be suspicious like you about this stuff, but if it matters at all, PA also updated their guidance today. Steelers and Eagles each allowed 7500 per game.

    Then again, maybe it’s no coincidence that the two PA teams also play each other this week!

  4. Just let the people sign wavers and open it back up full capacity. If you have heath issues like me than stay away. If your young and want to attend the games you shouldn’t be kept out because of getting me sick.

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