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Bengals Letting More Fans Attend Home Games, With Restrictions

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Ann Thompson
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WVXU

Updated Wednesday, 12:31 p.m. 

The state of Ohio will now allow for 12,000 spectators at future Cincinnati Bengals games.

According to a release from the Bengals on Wednesday, the increase in capacity is due to fans following the safety recommendations at the home game on Oct. 4, which included wearing masks and remaining socially distanced.

Last Sunday, 6,000 fans were allowed to watch the Bengals face the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium.

Fans were divided into four seating zones, which contain 1,500 people each.

Tickets are being sold in bundles of two to six seats. All tickets will be taken on mobile phones to support contactless entry. They will be accessible through the official Bengals app.

Fans will have to remain socially distanced when using the bathroom and going to concessions. Fans can use Apple Pay, Google Pay or tap-to-pay options for contactless payments.

Face coverings are mandatory and must be worn at all times, except while eating or drinking.

Fans are recommended to not attend if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks. High-touch areas in the stadium will be cleaned before, after and during the game. Tailgating will also be prohibited.