Less than an hour after announcing the sale date and details of playoff tickets, the Cincinnati Bengals have also announced that approximately 3500 tickets remain for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium. A Bengals win would clinch for Cincinnati the AFC North Division championship, and a playoff opener at home, should Baltimore lose or tie against New England later Sunday afternoon.
“We have tickets available on all levels of the stadium,” said Andrew Brown, Bengals ticket sales manager. “We are working hard to close that gap, and if our fan response stays as strong as it has been so far this week, we can have a full house for the Vikings.”
As a result, the Bengals have secured an extension from the NFL for the sellout deadline for Sunday’s game. The standard deadline of 1 p.m. today (72 hours before kickoff) has been extended until tomorrow at 4 p.m.
If the game is a sellout by 4 p.m. tomorrow, it will be televised in the Bengals home market on Fox network affiliates WXIX-TV (Channel 19) in Cincinnati, WRGT-TV (Channel 45) in Dayton and WDKY-TV (Channel 56) in Lexington, Ky.
Fans may purchase tickets by phone through the Bengals Ticket Hotline (513-621-8383), on-line through Bengals.com, or in person at Paul Brown Stadium.
If the FCC has its way, this won’t be a problem in the future, but for now, there’s tickets to be sold if the game is to be seen on TV.
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