The Best Places to Cheer on the Bengals
August is finally here, which means that it is time to start gearing up for football season. For fans of America’s favorite sport, the football off season can be a painful time filled with boredom and anticipation. The good news is that all of the anticipation is finally over, and the preseason has officially begun. It’s time to get your football gear out of the closet and block off your Sunday schedule to make time for the game. Those who live in the Cincinnati area should start planning your trip to Paul Brown Stadium.
The Bengals Roster This Year
The Cincinnati Bengals are bringing another fantastic season of football to Ohio fans. Quarterback Andy Dalton will once again be leading the offense after recently signing a contract extension with the team. In his three years with the Cincinnati Bengals, Dalton has lead the team to the playoffs in every one of his seasons. His contract extension should ensure Bengals fans that the team’s offense is still in wonderful hands at the beginning of this 2014 season.
Along with Andy Dalton, wide receiver A.J. Green will also be returning to the Cincinnati Bengals for his fourth NFL season. Last year, Green racked up a whopping 90 receptions and a total of 1,426 receiving yards. He is the first NFL wide receiver to play a consecutive five games with 100 yards. Green’s impressive 2013 season led to him being ranked by his fellow NFL peers as the 9th best player in the NFL.
Buy Tickets to a Game or Head to Your Favorite Bar
With the Bengals being led by such an impressive roster of talent and the recent history of the Bengals heading to the playoffs, it is the perfect time for fans in the Cincinnati area to come out in major support for their home team. The best way to show support for your beloved Bengals is to make an appearance at Paul Brown Stadium for a live home game. With so much seating in the massive stadium, it is very easy to find available tickets for reasonable prices. As is usually the case with major sporting events, the closer you get to the action the more expensive tickets will be. However, for those of you buying on a budget, you can still find awesome seats at a cheaper price.
Heading over to the stadium is not the only way that you can show support for the Bengals this season. You can show your support and find a sense of team camaraderie all over the city. For example, instead of buying tickets for the game, you can head over to one of the many sports bars around Paul Brown Stadium. Places like Moerline Lager House, Local’s Sports Bar and Grill, and Head First Sports Café all provide a enthusiastic and energetic atmosphere during Bengals games that will make you feel as though you are actually at the game. The upside to heading to a bar instead of Paul Brown Stadium is that you do not have to pay for admission and the food and drinks are much more affordable.
Tailgating is another must for any hardcore football fans. You can bring your whole family down to JungleZone for tailgating as well as live music, activities and obstacle courses for children, and plenty of food and drinks. No tickets are required. The Bud Light Tailgate Zone and Tailgate on the Square are also popular tailgating destinations.
Whether you are simply watching the game at home, going to your favorite sports bar, or heading over to Paul Brown Stadium, football season is one of the best times of year for bonding with family and friends over your favorite team. You can learn more about purchasing tickets for Bengals games by heading over to their official NFL website.
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