Your Guide to Attending Bengals Training Camp 2023

Did you know you can attend practices at the Bengals Training Camp?

The Bengals are, once again, opening their pre-season practices to the public in July and August. The two-time defending AFC Champions are scheduled to hold 10 open practices in 2023. Who Dey!

An overhead view of downtown Cincinnati featuring Paul Brown Stadium and the Bengals practice field, showing where the Bengals Training Camp will be held

Bengals Training Camp kicks off on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 (more dates listed below).

The open practices are at the Kettering Health Practice Fields, located just west of Paycor Stadium.

The only practice that will NOT be held at the Practice Fields is “Back Together Weekend” on July 29 (more info on that below).

Open practice times are subject to change so be sure to
check here for the latest schedule changes and announcements.

The Bengals Training Camp schedule is as follows (subject to change):

  • July 26: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
  • July 27: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
  • July 28: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
  • July 29: Back Together Weekend, more info below
  • July 31: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
  • August 1: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
  • August 3: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
  • August 4: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
  • August 6: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
  • August 7: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm

In addition to the events above, they’ll have four Season Ticket and Waitlist Member Exclusive Training Camp Practices including: Joint Practice with Green Bay on August 9 and three practices on Aug. 13, 14, 16.

Do I Need a Ticket for Bengals Training Camp?

You do not need a ticket (and there is no fee) to enter the Bengals Practice Fields during the open practices (“Back Together Weekend” requires tickets but they are free, see details on that below).

Fans are encouraged to arrive early since capacity is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I Bring a Chair? Is Seating Provided?

They will have 1,250 bleacher seats next to the fields plus additional standing room along the sidelines, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. Chairs have NOT been permitted in previous years.

How Do I Get to the Bengals Practice Fields?

The Bengals Practice Fields are located on the corner of Central Avenue and West Pete Rose Way.

The public entrance to the practice fields can be found at the northeast corner of the complex.

NOTE: With the recent changes to the practice fields (covered, etc.), the wheelchair entrance may be different than shown in our 2022 pic below. In the past, fans using wheelchairs were directed to the team entrance at the southeast corner of the complex where a ramp allows access to the bleachers. It may be different for 2023. We will update as/if we get details.

image credit: Google Maps

Where Can I Park?

Bengals are encouraging fans to park in Lot 1, Lot A or Lot B (circled in orange at the top of the map above, pay to park). Additional paid parking is available in most lots surrounding downtown and Paul Brown Stadium.

Parking Tips: Watch for increases in parking prices if there’s a Reds game at the same time. The Cincinnati Streetcar is free and opens up lots of uptown parking options. The streetcar stop is on 2nd Street, close to the Reds stadium. See the streetcar map here. You could also look at options in Northern Kentucky and either walk across the bridge or take a TANK bus.

Will The Bengals Players Be Available for Autographs?

Be sure to stick around after practice for autographs! Bengals players will sign autographs for fans along the sidelines following the open practices at the Kettering Health Practice Fields. They’ll have different position groups available each day after practice.

Can I Take Food or Drinks In For Bengals Training Camp?

The Bengals have not released details on whether you can bring in food and drink this year. Paycor Stadium’s general list of prohibited items says beverage containers are prohibited except for unopened bottles of water.

Concessions and Bengals merchandise will be available to purchase.

Know that the Bengals ARE enforcing the stadium’s Clear Bag Policy for all the practice games.

The Bengals Clear Bag Policy says:

“The Bengals want to remind fans that most bags are prohibited from NFL stadiums. The only bags permitted are clear plastic bags (smaller than 12 x 6 x 12) and small clutch purses (approximately the size of your hand, with or without straps)….

One (per person) of the bags listed below will be permitted inside Paycor Stadium:

  • Bags that are clear and do not exceed 12″x6″x12″
  • One-gallon reusable clear plastic bag
  • Women’s clutch purse no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • a seat cushion with no pockets
  • Medical bags for accompanying patron

All items subject to search. All other bags will be denied. For more information on what’s allowed and what is not, see the link above.

What is Back Together Weekend?

Back Together Weekend is a chance to watch a Bengals practice INSIDE Paycor Stadium. It is happening on Saturday, July 29, 2023.

Mobile tickets are required for Back Together Weekend; tickets are free and will be available starting the week of July 17, 2023.

Mark your calendar for the week of July 17, 2023 = when tickets will be made available (online only) to the general public. Watch for more information on obtaining tickets here.

Find more info about the Cincinnati Bengals here.

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!