The Cincinnati Bengals will not have to deal with their playoff game being blacked out this Sunday after the remaining allotment of tickets were sold today and the game will be broadcast as normal.
Here’s the release from Bengals Public Relations:
This Sunday’s 1 p.m. home wild card playoff game versus the San Diego Chargers is officially a sellout, the Bengals ticket office announced today.
This purchase by Tide, Gillette, CoverGirl and Bounty enables the game to be sold out and therefore broadcast locally to fans wanting to watch the game on television.
The game will be televised in the Bengals home market on CBS affiliates WKRC-TV (Channel 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Channel 7) in Dayton and WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington, Ky.
P&G and its brands – Tide, Gillette, Cover Girl and Bounty – have stepped up to purchase the remaining available tickets. The tickets will be added to the complimentary tickets Kroger is giving away this weekend to local military families who can attend the game and cheer on the Bengals.
Kroger will distribute the tickets to US Military veterans and Active Duty service members at several store locations in the area. Customers just need to show their Military ID for two FREE tickets to Sunday’s game (while supplies last). The distribution will take place on Saturday, Jan. 4 at the following Kroger store locations:
BLUE ASH 4100 HUNT ROAD 4PM-6PM
AMELIA 262 MAIN STREET 10AM-12PM
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP 7300 YANKEE RD. Noon-2PM
NEWPORT MARKETPLACE 130 PAVILION PKWY 10-NOON
DENT 5830 HARRISON AVE 1PM-3PM
AUSTIN LANDING 10101 LANDING WAY 10AM – 12PM
ENGLEWOOD 885 UNION BLVD NOON – 2PM
Procter & Gamble, along with its brands, have had a long-standing relationship with the NFL and the Bengals. Iconic brands such as Tide, Gillette and CoverGirl are official products of the NFL.