Bengals Take NFL Option To Set Blackout Threshold At 85%
The Bengals have decided to "take the NFL option to remove a TV blackout from any home game" if they sell at least 85% of their seats at Paul Brown Stadium. This marks a "big shift for the Bengals, who sold out all eight regular-season home games last year and have sold out their last 10 home games in the regular season." The NFL put the 85% option into effect two years ago. The league in determining whether a game is sold out "counts non-premium seats," of which Paul Brown Stadium has 55,449 (BIZJOURNALS.com, 9/3).