CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Bengals tailgates were cooking Sunday morning.
“Been tailgating down here since 1992, Haven’t missed a game. This is definitely going to be the new experience for the day,” said a fan known as Bengal Phil.
6,000 more fans were allowed in the stadium this time around compared to the home opener, which had a recorded attendance of zero.
“We’re back in our spot. We’re here! We’re going to enjoy the day,” Bengal Phil said.
“That’s the first time I’ve seen a home game on TV I guess in 23 years. It was really different,” fan Jason Miller said.
Those with tickets to see the Bengals were given guidelines about what they could and could not do while entering Paul Brown Stadium and once inside.
“Basically you have to wear a mask, if you have symptoms don’t come. Basically the same but you have to enter your gate only and then just stay in the pods,” Miller said.
Most of the people FOX19 talked to say they haven’t missed a Bengals home game in at least a decade, a tradition they’re excited to pick back up now that the gates are open.
“I haven’t missed a game since 1992 waiting for the savior to return and the savior his here. His name is #9, Joe Burrow,” Bengals Phil said.