Bengals may reach sellout on Friday


Nov 11, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) is congratulated by fans at the end of the game against the New York Giants at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Giants 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

According to Cincinnati Bengals Beat Writer Joe Reedy, the team may be able to sell out Sunday’s home playoff game against the San Diego Chargers after all if the team can get enough corporate business partners to help them:

"Thursday at 1 p.m. came and gone without word from the Bengals on if Sunday’s Wild Card game against San Diego would be blacked out. The team continues to work with the league and business partners to try and get the game sold out. It appears though as if there will be an extension until tomorrow at 4 p.m.Indications are just over 7,000 tickets remained this morning with the possibility that 5-6,000 tickets would be left by the end of the day. Local business have started inquiring about buying tickets. Jeff Ruby said earlier today that he bought 100 and is donating them to military families."

Typically, the NFL doesn’t grant extensions unless it’s likely the game will sellout, so there is some optimism brewing after it appeared bleak this morning.

And speaking of Ruby he like many other believes the Bengals, as well as the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts, are o the verge of having a blackout due to ticket sales faltering is the NFL’s fault:

"“When the richest sports league in the country is telling people that are not wealthy enough to purchase a ticket to go the game that they can’t watch the game, that is obscene. I have nothing against the Bengals, this is an NFL thing. If this continues, the NFL will stand for No Fans Left.”"

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