CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - In 2013, for the second straight year, Bengals season tickets will cost less than the previous year in a significant number of sections of Paul Brown Stadium.
"As an organization we are committed to having a full stadium for every game to give us a competitive advantage," said Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice-president. "We are coming off a good year, we have been to the playoffs two years in a row, and we have five 2012 playoff teams coming to Cincinnati this season. We believe that our 2013 pricing model, in conjunction with the strong home schedule, will be very attractive to fans and will make tickets available at the right prices to help us to reach that goal."
Sales will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday through the Bengals Ticket Hotline at 513-621-TDTD (8383), or through the "Tickets" tab on the home page of Bengals.com.
Price reductions will be in effect in 20 stadium sections for 2013. A number of sections priced last year at $50 per game for season tickets will be reduced to $40, and many sections priced at $60 last year will be reduced to $50.
"When we reduced some sections to $40 for 2012, the demand was high and they sold out quickly," said Bengals ticket manager Andrew Brown. "Our fans saw it as a great value for an NFL game, and we will expand the number of those seats. We also think fans will respond very positively to some new opportunities for this year, including seats as low as $50 in the first rows of the upper deck. If you've been in those seats before for any stadium event, you know what a great vantage point that is."
For the first time in four years, some ticket prices will increase for 2013. Sideline seats in the lower bowl will go from $80 to $85.
"These are the most sought-after seats in the house, and our analysis of the market shows heightened demand for this area, justifying this first price increase since 2009," Brown said.
The price for the remaining reserve seats, representing 45 percent of the Paul Brown Stadium seats, will remain unchanged.
The five 2012 playoff teams on the home schedule include Baltimore, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Minnesota and New England. The schedule is rounded out with the New York Jets and division rivals Cleveland and Pittsburgh. There will also be two home preseason games, one of those against Indianapolis.