Bengals training camp begins today at PBS

The practice field
The practice field

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - This season, for the first time in franchise history, the Cincinnati Bengals will hold training camp in Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium. For years the Bengals have taken over Georgetown College for camp, now they're here for all the fans to watch for free without driving an hour.

Starting today and running until August 19th, the Bengals will hold camp on the practice field and inside Paul Brown Stadium. In a release the Bengals organizations says it hopes the change in venue will create a unique fan experience.

"This change will provide our hometown fans a unique opportunity to see the 2012 team as it comes together," said Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice-president. "We hope it will also help attract fans from outside Greater Cincinnati to not only training camp, but to all the great summer activities going on downtown."

The Club encourages fans to first consider attending one of the several practices that will be conducted inside Paul Brown Stadium, where capacity will not be an issue and no tickets will be required.

Temporary seating will be installed for sessions on the practice fields, but capacity will be limited, and tickets (free) will be required. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of each practice, beginning at 10 a.m.  You can also call the a hotline to find out how many tickets are left each day at 513-621-TDTD (8383)

Fans can also bring small soft sided coolers to practice with unopened water and food.

Parking is available through Hamilton County at the parking lots located adjacent to the Stadium, along Mehring Way for $10.

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