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 reigning AFC Champions are scheduled to hold 12 open practices in 2022. Who dey!
Bengals Training Camp kicks off on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (more dates listed below).
The open practices are at the Kettering Health Practice Fields, located just west of Paul Brown Stadium.
The only practice that will NOT be held at the Practice Fields is “Back Together Saturday” on July 30 (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 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: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
- July 30: Back Together Saturday, more info below
- August 1: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
- August 2: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
- August 4: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
- August 5: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
- August 7: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
- August 10: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
- August 14: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
- August 18: gates open at 1:30pm, practice starts at 2:15pm
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 Saturday” 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. The public entrance has a few steps to tackle before you get to a flat walking path to the bleachers. 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.
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.
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 Paul Brown Stadium:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″x6″x12″
- One-gallon re-sealable clear freezer bag
- Women’s clutch purse no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ with one of the clear plastic bags
- Medical bags for accompanying patron
All items subject to search. All other bags will be denied. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, non-clear cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions with zippered covers, pockets or flaps, computer bags, camera bags, and any bag larger than the permissible size.”
What is Back Together Saturday?
Back Together Saturday is a chance to watch a Bengals practice INSIDE Paul Brown Stadium. It is happening on Saturday, July 30, 2022.
Tickets are required for Back Together Saturday; tickets are free.
Mark your calendar for July 14, 2022 = the date tickets will be made available (online only) to the general public. Watch for more information on obtaining tickets here.
Season Ticket Members will receive an email with information on how to access tickets through a presale beginning on July 12.
In addition to watching the practice, they’ll have additional events at Back Together Saturday including: opportunities for pictures with the Lamar Hunt Trophy celebrating the Bengals’ AFC Championship, opportunities to take pictures on the Ruler of The Jungle throne and next to the tiger pillars used for player introductions, and lots of kid-friendly attractions including inflatables, face painting and balloon artists.
For Back Together Saturday, gates open at Paul Brown Stadium at 1pm and the practice is set to begin at the 2:15pm.