CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - This Sunday's Bengals game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is officially a sellout, and will air live on FOX19 at 1 p.m.
The game is the club's 55th consecutive sellout in regular season and postseason play.
FOX19, Kroger and Fifth Third Bank led the way in helping ensure the blackout would be lifted, and the Bengals purchased tickets for distribution to local military families.
Kroger will be distributing Bengals tickets in conjunction with the purchase of something "Pink" at select Kroger stores. The first 50 people in line at the designated stores who purchase something "Pink" will receive two tickets to Sunday's game. Proceeds for almost all "Pink" items in Kroger stores support breast cancer research.
Kroger-Bengals Ticket Giveaway Locations:
- Middletown Kroger Marketplace, 3420 Towne Blvd, Middletown, OH, Saturday, 10/9 2:00 p.m.
- Newport Kroger Marketplace, 130 Pavilion Parkway, Newport, KY, Saturday, 10/9 3:00 p.m.
- Ferguson Rd. Kroger, 2310 Ferguson Rd., Cincinnati, OH, Saturday, 10/9 at 3:00 p.m.
- Beavercreek Kroger, 3195 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH, Saturday, 10/9 3:00 p.m.
The Bengals have not had a regular season or postseason home game blacked out for local TV since Nov. 9, 2003. The streak of 55 consecutive sellouts is a franchise record.
In spite of the blackout being lifted, there are seats remaining for the game. They can be purchased by phone through the Bengals Ticket Hotline at 513-621-8383 (TDTD). Additionally, tickets may be ordered at any time today through Saturday on www.ticketmaster.com. Also, tickets may be purchased in person at the Bengals ticket office at Paul Brown Stadium on game day beginning at 9 a.m.
The Bengals and Reds are working on a parking plan which will be released later today.