The Bengals are basically giving away seats for Sunday’s home finale against the rival Ravens.
The Bengals made a buy-one, get-one-free offer to season ticket holders for the final regular season game Sunday. Cincinnati (9-6) would clinch a wild card playoff berth by beating the Ravens (11-4).
“We need all of you this week,” said cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, one of a handful of players who made postgame pitches.
The 65,500-seat stadium, has been sold out just once this year, and that was for the Steelers when Pittsburgh fans brought most of the seats.
The Bengals touched a new low at Paul Brown Stadium this season against Buffalo (41,142) and although Cincinnati currently occupies the league’s cellar in terms of attendance — 72 percent capacity, on average — St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Miami, Buffalo and even NFL-crazy Washington are all below 90 percent this season.
Large swaths of empty seats weren’t uncommon in Jacksonville, San Diego, Kansas City and Indianapolis. The Bengals are hoping at least for one week, that trend won’t continue in the Jungle.
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